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By Susan Swaim Daicoff

This publication addresses what a few deliberate to be a kingdom of difficulty within the felony career. regardless of the various perks of being a lawyer—among them highbrow problem, social prestige, and excessive salaries—job dissatisfaction, terrible psychological overall healthiness, and substance abuse are strangely universal between attorneys. additionally, the general public arguably has much less recognize for legal professionals than for the other expert crew. eventually, there seems a hindrance of professionalism between legal professionals, as borne out through the public's common court cases of incivility, "Rambo-style" litigation, and ethically questionable conduct.

What are the character features and behaviors that experience contributed to this "tripartite concern" within the felony occupation? during this publication, Susan Daicoff offers a complete overview of the behavioral literature on attorney character and argues that the character features of these interested in the legislations support clarify the tripartite predicament. in addition, she exhibits that legislation faculties quite often try and re-mould these whose character features diverge from the common "lawyer profile." She asserts that whereas the various conventional legal professional character characteristics serve either attorneys and their consumers good, it's also time to think about a brand new, complementary version of "cooperative lawyering" that's extra altruistic and client-centered.

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