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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
St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics
  • Susan Saab Fortney, Texas A&M University School of Law
Document Type
Article
Publication Year
2014
Abstract

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.

Num Pages
37
FIle Type
PDF
Citation Information
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 Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics Vol. 4 Iss. 1 (2014) p. 112 - 148
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/susan_fortney/45/