“Nudging” Better Lawyer Behavior: Using Default Rules and Incentives to Change Behavior in Law Firms

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“Nudging” Better Lawyer Behavior: Using Default Rules and Incentives to Change Behavior in Law Firms

Description

In the changing landscape of law practice—where law firm profits are threatened by such changes as increased pressure from clients to economize and the concomitant opportunities for clients to shop around for the most efficient lawyers—are there ways to change how things are done in law firms so that firms can provide more efficient and ethical service? This article suggests that an understanding of cognitive biases and basic behavioral economics will help law firms tweak their incentives and default rules to promote the improved delivery of legal services.

Creator

Nancy B. Rapoport

Publisher

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics, St. Mary's University School of Law

Date

2014

Contributor

St. Mary's University School of Law

Rights

Copyright to author Nancy B. Rapoport

Relation

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics

Format

RFC3778

Language

English, en-US

Type

Text

Identifier

2Rapoport_Final_Germano_Clean.pdf

Files

2Rapoport_Final_Germano_Clean.pdf

Citation

Nancy B. Rapoport, ““Nudging” Better Lawyer Behavior: Using Default Rules and Incentives to Change Behavior in Law Firms ,” St. Mary's Law Digital Repository, accessed December 14, 2017, http://lawspace.stmarytx.edu/item/2Rapoport_Final_Germano_Clean.pdf.

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