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Lawyers and the Public Good Democracy in Action The Hamlyn Lectures

Alan Paterson

Published by Cambridge University Press
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Title: Lawyers and the Public Good Democracy in ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Paperback. 240 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.4in. x 0.6in.For the 2010 Hamlyn Lectures, Alan Paterson explores different facets of three key institutions in a democracy: lawyers, access to justice and the judiciary. In the case of lawyers he asks whether professionalism is now in terminal decline. To examine access to justice, he discusses past and present crises in legal aid and potential endgames, and in relation to judges he examines possible mechanisms for enhancing judicial accountability. In demonstrating that the benign paternalism of lawyers in determining the public good with respect to such issues is no longer unchallenged, he argues that the future roles of lawyers, access to justice and the judiciary will only emerge from dialogues with other stakeholders claiming to speak for the public interest. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781107626287

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Synopsis: For the 2010 Hamlyn Lectures, Alan Paterson explores different facets of three key institutions in a democracy: lawyers, access to justice and the judiciary. In the case of lawyers he asks whether professionalism is now in terminal decline. To examine access to justice, he discusses past and present crises in legal aid and potential endgames, and in relation to judges he examines possible mechanisms for enhancing judicial accountability. In demonstrating that the benign paternalism of lawyers in determining the public good with respect to such issues is no longer unchallenged, he argues that the future roles of lawyers, access to justice and the judiciary will only emerge from dialogues with other stakeholders claiming to speak for the public interest.

Book Description: In a democracy, regulating the legal profession, setting the parameters of access to justice and determining the role of the judiciary are too important to be left to lawyers and judges alone. Alan Paterson also discusses the democratic tensions caused by the enhanced power of the judiciary in the UK.

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