Thursday, March 6, 2014

Lawyers shouldn't be able to ask to take over a case from another lawyer(s)

Lawyers shouldn't be in the business of perusing the advance sheets to find cases that may make it into the news and may make law the attorney believes advances a particular political agenda.  But lawyers do this all the time under the guise of "pro bono" appellate representation.  There are enough people out there with legitimate legal needs that a lawyer doesn't need to chase cases in order to support some corporation's so-called "freedom of contract."  This seems fundamentally off to me, and it is a distortion of the ideal of pro bono publico.

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