Just Lawyers: Regulation and Access to Justice

Hardcover | December 9, 1999

byChristine Parker

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Just Lawyers proposes a model for the regulation and organization of lawyers, guided by an ideal of access to justice. It is grounded in empirical analysis of why people complain about lawyers, the nature of existing legal institutions, and the ethical ideals of the profession. Parker weaves the normative theory of deliberative democracy with the empirical law and society tradition of research on the limits and possibilities of law. She shows that access to justice can only occur in the interaction between courtroom justice, informal everyday justice, and social movementpolitics. Lawyers' justice should educate people's justice to improve the justice quality of everyday relationships and transactions, while community concerns (including community access to justice concerns) should reshape lawyers' regulation, organization, andpractices to improve substantive justice. Just Lawyers shows how legal proffesionalism can only be revitalized through the reform of access to justice beyond lawyers.

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Just Lawyers proposes a model for the regulation and organization of lawyers, guided by an ideal of access to justice. It is grounded in empirical analysis of why people complain about lawyers, the nature of existing legal institutions, and the ethical ideals of the profession. Parker weaves the normative theory of deliberative de...

Christine Parker is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Law Faculty of the University of New South Wales, Australia

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Format:HardcoverPublished:December 9, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198268416

ISBN - 13:9780198268413

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Table of Contents

1. Doorkeepers to Many Rooms2. Judging Lawyers by Justice3. Access to Justice4. Integrating Justice5. The Ethics of Justice6. Competing Images of the Legal Profession: Competing Regulatory Strategies7. Renegotiating the Regulation of the Legal Profession8. Speaking Justice to Power: A Fifth Wave of Access to Justice Reform?9. Lawyers in the Republic of JusticeAppendix: Methodology for Chapter Six Case StudyReferencesIndex

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`Parker's valuable book proposes a model for the regulation and organization of lawyers guided by the fundamental democratic ideal of access to justice ... Her practical model for improving access to justice, incorporates lawyers' justice, but goes beyond it ... The argument by which she outsforward her model is long and intricate ... and brings in deliberative democratic theory and a considerable body of law and society research.'David Wood, Journal of Law and Society Vol 27 No 3 2000