The New Lawyer, Second Edition

How Clients Are Transforming the Practice of Law

Julie Macfarlane

  • Published: 2017. Paperback February 2018
  • Subject Listing: Law
  • Bibliographic information: 320 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: US rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Contents

The New Lawyer, Second Edition, analyzes the profound impact changes in client needs and demands are having on how law is practised. Most legal clients are unwilling or unable to pay for protracted litigation and count on their lawyers to pursue just and expedient resolution. These clients are transforming the role of lawyers, the nature of client service, and the principles of legal practice. In this fully revised edition of the now classic text, Julie Macfarlane outlines how lawyers can meet new expectations by committing to lawyer/client collaboration, conflict resolution advocacy, and revised financial structures so that the legal profession can remain relevant in this rapidly changing environment.
Julie Macfarlane is distinguished professor and professor of law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Windsor and the director of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project. Her award-winning blog can be found at\blog.