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Are Law Firm Partners Islands Unto Themselves? An Empirical Study of Law Firm Peer Review and Culture

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dc.contributor.author Fortney, Susan Saab
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-09T22:01:54Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-09T22:01:54Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.citation 10 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 271 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/126
dc.description.abstract This article examines how attitudes and law firm culture affect peer review and principal accountability by using empirical data obtained from a survey of Texas law firms. Part I briefly describes the research design and the general profiles of respondents of the survey. Part II discusses the peer review measures used by the firms surveyed for this article. Part III analyzes attitudes about peer review. Part IV focuses on the obstacles to peer review. Part V considers the connection between firm culture and the implementation of peer review measures. Finally, the conclusion explains how firm managers can reshape attitudes to address the resistance to peer review and institute peer review measures which serve the firm, its attorneys, its clients, and the community. en_US
dc.publisher Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
dc.relation.uri http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/geojlege10&collection=journals&id=283&men_hide=false&men_tab=citnav
dc.relation.uri https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/Iadb769314a0211dba16d88fb847e95e5/View/FullText.html
dc.subject Peer review en_US
dc.subject Law firms en_US
dc.subject Partners en_US
dc.title Are Law Firm Partners Islands Unto Themselves? An Empirical Study of Law Firm Peer Review and Culture en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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