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Vol 22 No 2 Feb/March 2017

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Spencer Bower: Reliance-Based Estoppel

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The Betrayed Profession

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ISBN13: 9780801853296
ISBN: 080185329X
Published: June 1998
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This examination of the legal profession, written by a leading US lawyer, offers guidelines for a renewed professionalism among attorneys. It argues that most lawyers have lost touch with the idea that they belong to a public profession, and that the lawyer's responsibility is not simply to the client, or to the highest fee obtainable, but to the court. The bar association is seen as a trade union for lawyers, with the public as the loser.

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