The Role of Ethics Audits in Improving Management Systems and Practices: An Empirical Examination of Management-Based Regulation of Law Firms

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The Role of Ethics Audits in Improving Management Systems and Practices: An Empirical Examination of Management-Based Regulation of Law Firms

Description

For decades, legal malpractice experts have urged lawyers to implement risk management measures. To assist law firms in doing so, legal malpractice insurers have provided audit services and self-audit materials. Under the Australian regulatory regime, incorporated legal practices are required to complete a self-assessment process and to report on the firm’s compliance with ten objectives of sound law practice. Using management-based principles, this Article discusses steps to take to encourage ethics audits “to merge good ethics and good business” in the U.S.

Creator

Susan Saab Fortney

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

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Copyright to author Susan Saab Fortney

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St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics

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RFC3778

Language

English, en-US

Type

Text

Identifier

3Fortney_Germano_Final_Clean.pdf

Files

3Fortney_Germano_Final_Clean.pdf

Citation

Susan Saab Fortney, “The Role of Ethics Audits in Improving Management Systems and Practices: An Empirical Examination of Management-Based Regulation of Law Firms,” St. Mary's Law Digital Repository, accessed June 25, 2017, http://lawspace.stmarytx.edu/item/3Fortney_Germano_Final_Clean.pdf.

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