|1982 - Present||Clinical Professor and Dean's Scholar, Boston College Law School|
Honors and Awards
- Received Boston College Law School's Emil Slizewski Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008
- Received the 2004 Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers Award from the Clinical Legal Education Association at the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, May 2004
- Fall 2017: Community Enterprise Clinic, Community Enterprise Clinic Class
- Spring 2018: Professional Responsibility, Community Enterprise Clinic, Community Enterprise Clinic Class
Paul R. Tremblay
Faculty Director of Experiential Learning & Professor of Law
Boston College Law School
885 Centre St.
Newton Center, MA 02459
East Wing 420/Legal Assistance Bureau
Lawyers as Counselors: A Client-Centered Approach (2004)
Part One examines problems clients usually bring and covers the necessity of a clientcentered approach. Part Two presents the questioning and listening skills that attorneys need to gather information while encouraging active client participation. Part ...
Surrogate Lawyering: Legal Guidance, sans Lawyers Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Forthcoming (2017)
Innovative thinkers within the access-to-justice (ATJ) movement have been experimenting with creative ideas for delivering meaningful legal guidance in an efficient way to clients struggling with civil legal needs. These efforts respond to the long-standing ...
The Ethics of Representing Founders William & Mary Business Law Review (2017)
Lawyers assisting entrepreneurial startups frequently work with individual founders before any formal organizational client materializes. In advising founders about such legal matters as whether to establish an entity, and if so which entity best fits ...
At Your Service: Lawyer Discretion to Assist Clients in Unlawful Conduct Florida Law Review, Forthcoming (2017)
The common, shared vision of lawyers’ ethics holds that lawyers ought not collaborate with clients in wrongdoing. Ethics scholars caution that lawyers “may not participate in or assist illegal conduct,” or “giv[e] legal services to ...
Rebellious Strains in Transactional Lawyering for Underserved Entrepreneurs and Community Groups Clinical Law Review (2016)
In his 1992 book Rebellious Lawyering: One Chicano’s Vision of Progressive Law Practice, Gerald Lopez disrupted the conventional understandings of what it meant to be an effective poverty lawyer or public interest attorney. His critiques ...
Transactional Legal Services, Triage, and Access to Justice Washington University Journal of Law & Policy (2015)
The increasing popularity in recent years of free transactional legal services to businesses and entrepreneurs has triggered questions about whether that phenomenon is altogether a good thing, given the increasing and competing need for legal ...
Lawyers and the New Institutionalism University of St. Thomas Law Journal (2011)
This is a contribution to a symposium entitled "The Lawyer's Role and Professional Formation." In this article, we apply the sociologists' theories about "the new institutionalism" to the development of informal norms governing lawyers' professional ...
Counseling Community Groups Clinical Law Review (2010)
The training of lawyers for years has established ethical and practice protocols based upon an individual representation model, or, if the protocols contemplated a form of collective representation, they have envisioned formal, structured entities with ...
Shadow Lawyering: Nonlawyer Practice Within Law Firms 85 Indiana Law Journal 653 (2010) (2010)
Lawyers commonly associate with nonlawyers to assist in their performance of lawyering tasks. A lawyer cannot know with confidence, though, whether the delegation of some tasks to a nonlawyer colleague might result in her assisting ...
Public Health Legal Services: A New Vision Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy (2008)
In recent years, the medical profession has begun to collaborate more and more with lawyers in order to accomplish important health objectives for patients. That collaboration invites a revisioning of legal services delivery models and ...
Professional Ethics in Interdisciplinary Collaboratives: Zeal, Paternalism and Mandated Reporting Clinical Law Review (2007)
In this Article, the authors, two clinical law teachers and a social worker teaching in the clinic, wrestle with some persistent questions that arise in cross-professional, interdisciplinary law practice. In the past decade much writing ...
"Pre-Negotiation" Counseling: An Alternative Model Clinical Law Review (2006)
This Article describes an alternative model for the process of legal counseling, a model applicable to a very common counseling experience ignored by the conventional Interviewing and Counseling texts—the experience of obtaining negotiating and settlement ...
Migrating Lawyers and the Ethics of Conflict Checking Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics (2005)
Lawyers often leave a practice setting and move to a new practice as their career paths advance or change. The incidence of lawyer migration has increased dramatically in the past decade, as law firms recruit ...
Interviewing and Counseling Across Cultures: Heuristics and Biases Clinical Law Review (2002)
Increasingly in recent years, critics and commentators have noted the importance of the role of culture within the lawyering process. Lawyers now understand better than they used to that culture matters in their day to ...