Thomas Ross


In Part II of this paper, I will sketch briefly my sense of some of the important ways in which the practice of law seems to be evolving. Part III will revisit the work of the Ethics 20/20 Commission and suggest that the posture of the Commission and of the ABA elite in this initiative has been essentially one of accommodation and facilitation, rather than an oppositional stance. I will briefly note a historical instance of the organized bar taking such an oppositional stance and offer some hypotheses about why the organized bar has chosen these two different postures in these different contexts. Finally, Part IV will address what this may all mean for the maintenance of the core values of the American legal profession.