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Why Do Bar Groups Pick on the Little Guy?

Lawyers around the country -- especially solos and small-firm attorneys -- feel that their own bar associations pick on them by subjecting them to a disproportionate share of discipline. And there seems to be a simple explanation, Mike McKee posts at Legal Pad.

"Five lawyers participating in a panel discussion in San Francisco on Saturday during the American Bar Association's annual meeting said there are two main reasons," writes McKee. "Solos and small-firm attorneys make up 70 percent or more of all lawyers in America and, therefore, by sheer numbers alone rack up more discipline cases. They also tend to represent unsophisticated clients who don't understand the legal system and file more complaints."

So what can be done? Read more about the panel discussion here.

Posted by Product Team on August 13, 2007 at 05:40 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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