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Contingency-Fee Con-Men

Publication Date: 
September 25, 2007
Source: 
The Wall Street Journal
Author: 
Lester Brickman

Professor Deborah Rhode is one of the legal ethics scholars who signed a letter to the ABA Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility requesting ethical guidance when it comes to contingency fees:

Last week, 20 legal ethics scholars, including Deborah Rhode of Stanford and Thomas Morgan of George Washington University, sent a letter to the ABA committee requesting just such a declaration. Only a strong statement that these practices violate ethical rules can hold back the ultimate triumph of avarice over ethics.