The Landscape of the Legal Professions in Europe and the USA: Continuity and Change

Edited by: A. Uzelac, C.H. van Rhee

This collection examines recent developments in the legal profession in Europe and in the United States, from a comparative and historical perspective. Apart from discussing the legal profession in general, specific attention is paid to the Latin Notary, the Advocates, the Rechtspfleger, the State Attorney, court experts, and mediators and arbitrators. The topics addressed include: the decline of 'Big Law' in the US * the classification of court experts as legal professionals in Italy * the demise of anti-competitive measures in the modern legal services market * the question of whether mediators should be classified as 'new' legal professionals, given the fact that mediation services are currently being offered by many of the 'old' legal service providers. The volume concludes with a look at the collaboration of various legal professions in providing for the needs of legal practice. (Series: Ius Commune Europaeum - Vol. 95)

314 pages

Publication Date: 8/15/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780680149