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33 Suffolk L. Rev. 293 (2000)


The American legal profession of the year 2000 is so large and so diverse, that it is difficult to describe; like American business, it takes on an almost infinite variety of forms and structures. This piece shall first attempt to describe the profession by looking at a variety of practice settings in the first section. Then it will investigate economics of the profession including fees and salaries. Next it will discuss a number of institutional issues including interstate practice, multi-disciplinary practice and the role of bar associations. Finally it will ask about the future of the profession.

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January 2000