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Monday, April 09, 2007

Law Students Building a Better Legal Profession

The Law Librarian Blog (4/9/2007) brings our
attention to a law student group that is striving
to change the legal profession. Law Students
Building a Better Legal Profession, which currently
numbers about 125 law students, is "dedicated to
helping law firms and lawyers recommit to a legal
profession devoted to effective and efficient client
service, to lawyers as people, and to the roots of our
profession in service. We are working to ensure that
practicing law does not mean giving up a commitment
to family, community, and dedicated service to clients.
By advocating for reforms to law firms we hope to help
keep law both a business and a profession to be proud of."

The group recently emailed a letter to hiring partners
and recruiting coordinators at the AmLaw 100 law firms
asking them to commit to fostering a saner work
environment for lawyers. A link to the letter and to
related articles may be found on the Law Librarian blog