This detailed portrait of American lawyers traces their efforts to professionalize during the last 100 years by erecting barriers to control the quality and quantity of entrants. Abel describes the rise and fall of restrictive practices that dampened competition among lawyers and with outsiders. He shows how lawyers simultaneously sought to increase access to justice while stimulating demand for services, and their efforts to regulate themselves while forestalling external control. Data on income and status illuminate the ...

American Lawyers 2000, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195072631

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American Lawyers 1989, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195051407