Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The State of the Profession

“[T]he legal profession used not to be so entirely selfish, self-seeking. The profession has become very greedy and materialistic. The amount of money that some lawyers earn is obscene. There’s now a kind of ruthlessness in dealings between lawyers which is unpleasant, not good for the client or for justice.”

                    --  Sir Geoffrey Bindman, newly-knighted solicitor at age 74, on the state of the profession in the U.K. (from this interesting story on him today in The Times of London)   [Alan Childress]


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It's all relative, isn't it? If financiers are making 10X what lawyers make, then might a market-oriented commentator say they ought to make more in order to draw more talent to this vital field?

But on the other hand, to the extent Sir Geoffrey's comments mirror what Robert Frank says in the Winner Take All Society, I concur.

Posted by: Frank | Feb 1, 2007 8:21:21 AM

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