Lawyer Professionalism in the 21st Century
The environment within which legal services are supplied has witnessed change in recent times. This has raised the question as to whether a corresponding shift has ensued in ‘lawyer professionalism’. If the professional landscape changes, it may also be the case that what is means to be a legal professional has also changed. This article seeks to catalogue what has traditionally formed the accepted understanding of (lawyer) professionalism, as a springboard for inquiry into whether the parameters of lawyer professionalism have indeed shifted.
How to Cite
Dal PontG. E. (2018) “Lawyer Professionalism in the 21st Century”, Victoria University Law and Justice Journal. Melbourne, Australia, 8(1), pp. 7–18. doi: 10.15209/vulj.v8i1.1132.
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