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

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.

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



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