The Need for Responsibility Within the Adversary System

Tommy Prud’homme, The Need for Responsibility Within the Adversary System, 26 Gonz. L. Rev. 443 (1990)

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One of the most disturbing trends in the United States today is the growth of the megafirm in law practice. The megafirm’s recent ascendancy is the end result of a socially destructive approach to the practice of law. The megafurm is therefore itself socially destructive.

This paper will show the conditions which led to our current client-based view of the adversary system and how the megafirm has arisen out of this view as a result of changes in societal makeup. Given the socially destructive tendencies of the megafirm, this paper posits that the client-based approach to justice is not the only possible one and, in light of current circumstances, should be discarded… Read More

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