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a| 9781498529792 q| (cloth : alk. paper)
a| 1498529798 q| (cloth : alk. paper)
a| DLC b| eng e| rda c| DLC d| OCLCO d| BTCTA d| OCLCF d| BDX d| YDX d| GUB
a| K133 b| .S63 2016
a| 347 2| 23
a| Snyder, Laura, e| author.
a| Democratizing legal services : b| obstacles and opportunities / c| Laura Snyder.
a| Lanham, Maryland : b| Lexington Books, c| 
c| © 2016
a| xxxi, 307 pages ; c| 24 cm
a| text b| txt 2| rdacontent
a| unmediated b| n 2| rdamedia
a| volume b| nc 2| rdacarrier
a| Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-291) and index.
a| Part I. The opposition to alternative structures -- Alternative structures will undermine professionalism and ethics -- There is no way to regulate alternative structures -- The adoption of alternative structures will jeopardize self-regulation of the profession -- There is no demonstrated need, demand, or problem -- New delivery models can be developed without changing Rule 5.4 -- The payment of salary is adequate compensation for non-lawyers -- No one in their right mind would want to invest in a law firm -- Alternative structures will lead to a consolidated market controlled by large firms -- Alternative structures cannot help those who canot pay for legal services -- Alternative structures will make things harder for un- and underemployed lawyers -- The burden of proof has not been met -- Part II. The opportunities offered by alternative structures -- Opportunities for legal aid -- Opportunities for downstream markets and the economy as a whole -- Opportunities for lawyers -- Opportunities for in-house legal departments in the public and private sectors -- Opportunities for an improved regulatory approach -- Opportunities for failure -- Part III. Access to justice -- Unacknowledged complexity -- Access to justice comes in all shapes and sizes, sometimes obvious and sometimes not -- Unmet need as human rights crisis -- Part IV. The (non)-regulation of legal services and the world stage -- Abdication of regulatory power -- International obligations and commitments -- Endless objections and calls for evidence and the lawyer monopoly on legal services (or, having your cake and eating it, too) -- Good governance requires actual governance -- Part V. Stories-- Letting the old lady scream [Stories}
a| "We live in a “law-thick” world. For individuals and organizations in both the public and private sectors, navigating the large number of complex laws, rules, institutions, and procedures that pervade American life is virtually impossible without some assistance. Some argue that "there are too many lawyers." Others argue that the unmet need for legal services is so high that it constitutes a human rights crisis. This book exposes why it is easy to access legal services for some, while it is virtually impossible for others, and why some lawyers have successful careers, but others cannot. This book argues that the problems plaguing legal services in the US can be only be addressed by a radical overhaul of the rules that govern how legal services may be delivered, as well as radical changes to who exercises the power to make those rules. Through interviews with those with experience with alternative legal service providers, this book exposes the formidable obstacles that exist along the path to those changes, as well as the opportunities that await." -- Publisher's website.
a| Legal services.
a| Legal assistance to the poor.
a| Practice of law.
a| Lawyers. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst00994346
a| Legal assistance to the poor. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst00995420
a| Legal services. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst00995544
a| Practice of law. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01074534
i| Online version: a| Snyder, Laura. t| Democratizing legal services d| Lanham [Md.] : Lexington Books,  z| 9781498529808 w| (DLC) 2016029933
i| Online version: a| Snyder, Laura. t| Democratizing legal services d| Lanham [Md.] : Lexington Books,  z| 9781498529808 w| (DLC) 2016029934
b| oovanp h| K133 i| .S63 2016 x| YAP 11/09/2016
a| 855803 b| 20161109 c| 100.00 d| 82.00 f| lawyapp g| 1 i| PromptCat YAP
a| 40026530162 b| 308011
a| C0 b| PAU