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The Continuing Assault on the Citadel of Fiduciary Protection: Ethics 2000's Revision of Model Rule 1.5

Lester Brickman, University of Illinois Law Review 1181-1216 (2003)

Left to their own devices in regulating legal practice, will bar associations protect the interests of clients, or conspire against them? The American Bar Association approved a recommendation of its Ethics 2000 Commission to delete one of the few remaining provisions in its Model Rules of Professional Conduct providing fiduciary protection for tort-plaintiff clients. Prof. Brickman lodges a strong protest in this article, which includes a survey of other ways in which the organized bar has undermined clients' fiduciary protections.




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