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The Practice of Law as a Useful Art: Toward an Alternative Theory of Professionalism

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Publication Date: 
November 01, 2012
Format: 
Journal Article
Bibliography: Norman W. Spaulding, The Practice of Law as a Useful Art: Toward an Alternative Theory of Professionalism, 40 Fordham Urban Law Journal 433 (2012).

The article discusses the gap between the profession's lofty service-oriented ideals and its useful regulatory practices. It raises the issues related to declining standards of professionalism with concerning increased commercialization in the legal practices. It refers for enforcement of conflicts of interests through the disqualification remedy to resolve the crisis of professionalism. It identifies the constitutional limits on the use of moral character.