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Why lawyers behave as they do

by Paul G. Haskell

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Published by Westview Press in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Legal ethics -- United States,
    • Lawyers -- United States,
    • Practice of law -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementPaul G. Haskell.
      SeriesNew perspectives on law, culture, and society
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF306 .H29 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 120 p. ;
      Number of Pages120
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL350215M
      ISBN 100813368960, 0813368979
      LC Control Number98009558

      They are part of the justice system that will decide your case. Don't act angry or short-tempered with the judge or other side, even if you are upset by your case. When Speaking to the Judge.   For non-lawyers, it’s crazy to think about how many lawyers leave the profession every year. Perhaps you are one of the many. After you suffered through—and paid for—three years of law school and passed the bar exam, now you’re walking away from life as a may help you to know that most lawyers have probably considered leaving the field, even if they ultimately decided to stay.

        Lawyers, don't be so cocksure about the upside of being a 24/7, devoid-of-emotion, professional a-hole.   They behave as they do because of the way their brain is wired, whether due to nature or nurture. lying, or breaking the law. Although they .

        In my latest book, What Lawyers Don’t Tell You, but Should, (Linus Press, ), I write about lawyer reputation and advocacy skills. Too many people who are in need of a lawyer simply don’t know how to pick a great one, so they rely on references. Lawyers must be geographically mobile and able to reach their clients in a timely matter, so they might use electronic filing, Web and videoconferencing, mobile electronic devices, and voice-recognition technology to share information more effectively. Work Environment Lawyers do most of their work in offices, law libraries, and courtrooms.


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Traditionalists state that lawyers must maximize the gain for their client regardless of whether that means turning a blind eye to behavior or facts which may serve justice but hinder the client's Why Lawyers Behave as They Do, Paul Haskell explains the professional rules that govern how lawyers behave and which permit—or require—conduct that laypersons may find Cited by: 2.

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Why Lawyers Behave As They Do (New Perspectives on Law, Culture, and Society).4/4(1). Why lawyers behave as they do by Paul G. Haskell,Westview Press edition, in EnglishPages: Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Haskell, Paul G.

Why lawyers behave as they do. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, The belief is ill-proven, because until they've given up thinking like lawyers, they don't do well in other fields (with the unfortunate exception of politics). Aside from the peculiar belief that law describes reality, lawyers are simply not well-rounded people.

They work long hours, and they spend their limited free time thinking about law. Lawyers may have mixed feelings about what "Laura" did, but most would say she acted properly -- doing it by the book, using legal procedure to gain an advantage for her client. Few, if any, would call it unethical.

Yet most non-lawyers would say that something wrong has taken place -- that justice has been not served, but denied. In my experience, most litigators keep around of such books, each of which they consult multiple times per year.

The reason lawyers like to use books instead of internet resources, is because after having used the same book many times, the book is easier to use than running searches on Westlaw or Google.

Again, from Be The Lawyer Who Wrote the Book On It: A lawyer who recently re-ordered his book told us, “That first printing of books you did for me more than paid for itself.

A man walked into my office saying, ‘I read your book and I want you to be my lawyer.’ So I took the case and ended up winning a $, settlement for that man. He makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains, and wry dude-ish asides.

Only the top students are accepted into law school, and these programs require years of dedicated work. As a lawyer, you'll deal with long hours and cranky clients, so it is common for students to wonder why they should even consider becoming a lawyer in the first place.

By. The manifestation of the principles of the law of publishing in legislation and case law reflects both the march of technology and the deep currents of our literary culture.

Lafollette () also emphasizes the need to understand and develop our virtues. Knowing that we ought to behave in a certain way, yet missing an opportunity to exercise moral behaviour, is an indication of the need to “sharpen moral vision.” For example we know that we ought to stay in good physical shape but often do.

The litigation is far less likely to get nasty (and more likely to settle) if there is some positive relationship between the parties. No matter how much you dislike your adversary, do not relish his expenditure of legal fees.

Wars of attrition transform litigation into a sophisticated game of chicken. The book details psychological research relevant to such key aspects of legal practice as persuasion, ethical lapses, judgment, decision-making, communication and the need to use empirical methods to inform practice rather than intuition or trial and error as many lawyers do.

There is a joke about why lawyers use complicated language, sometimes called legalese: So they can charge higher fees.

There may be a little bit of truth in that, but the full answer is, well, more complicated. One of the reasons the law is often written in complicated or hard-to-understand language is because of the way law develops. profession, such as the legal profession. They act as an important guide to ensure right and proper conduct in the daily practise of the law.

Areas covered by ethical standards include: • Independence, honesty and integrity. • The lawyer and client relationship, in particular, the duties owed by the lawyer. This is because a great many lawyers made the decision to go to law school not because they really wanted to be lawyers, but because they wanted "wealth" or "prestige" or "respect" or sadly, couldn't think of anything better to do.

Aimlessness isn't a problem with comparable professions. Lawyers refer to why a law was made as its ‘‘policy.’’ The policy behind a law can be used to argue that new facts or circumstances should also fall under the law. For example, suppose that inthe city council enacted a law prohibiting vehicles in the public : K.

Here are top 10 reasons why you should become a lawyer: Salary; It is an undisputed fact that it is one of the biggest incentives to study law and choose it as a career option.

Lawyers are among the highest paid professionals, globally. Even as you gradually start out in your career, you can reasonably expect to make a good fortune within a.

More important for lawyers is the pervasive dimension-generalizing pessimism beyond the law – and there are exercises in Chapter 12 of my book, Learned Optimism that can help lawyers who see the worst in every setting to be more discriminating in the other corners of their lives.

The key move is credible disputation: treating the catastrophic. Editor’s Note: I received a note from a reader that wanted to post something that they felt would be a good fit for the discussions we have on this their own words: As a long-time fan of 3 Geeks, I was compelled to add to the useful pool of content published here.

I do this anonymously, based on the topic I address.Habits. An attitude is essentially a 'behavioural intention'; how we would like to behave at the time that we are asked. The trouble is that there are a huge variety of things that stop us from behaving in the way we say we would like to behave.

One of the strongest influences is habit (Ronis, Yates & Kirscht, ; Ouellette & Woods, ); how we have always behaved in the past when a.See, e.g., Rules and In addition, there are Rules that apply to lawyers who are not active in the practice of law or to practicing lawyers even when they are acting in a nonprofessional capacity.

For example, a lawyer who commits fraud in the conduct of a business is subject to discipline for engaging in conduct involving dishonesty.