|1. "Harvest Time," American Bar Association Journal, November 1991, at
74-76 (available in LEXIS-NEXIS News Library)
"In This Issue," by Gary A. Hengstler, Editor and Publisher (available in
LEXIS-NEXIS News Library): "Spoof Time. Manhattan lawyer Lawrence Savell offers a
lighter side of recruiting America's best and brightest for today's law firms in
"Harvest Time." With tongue firmly pressed in cheek, he argues on page 74 that
techniques that have worked in other arenas could be adapted for the modern-day law
New York Public Library Database Summary: "Recruiting of law students for
the 1991 season has begun, and law firms want to ensure that they get the best and
brightest recruits. Three techniques that have proven successful in other
organizations are presented: the military model, the cult model and the professional
Subjects: Attorneys - law firms - recruiting - professional
recruitment - humor
|2. "Looking For A New Place To Practice? The 10 Best Cities for Lawyers," American
Bar Association Journal, March 1992, at 58-62 (available in LEXIS-NEXIS News
LegalTrac Abstract: "The 10 best cities for the practice of law are Austin,
Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City MO, Las Vegas, Louisville, New York City, San
Francisco and Seattle. All 10 offer corporate headquarters, various industries, and
unique social, recreational and cultural possibilities."
New York Public Library ProQuest Database Summary: "Lawyers are looking for other
places to practice because of job dissatisfaction, migration of clients and the recession.
A listing of the ten best cities for lawyers to consider is offered."
Subject Terms: Relocation, Ratings & rankings, Geographic profiles,
Subject: Attorneys - practice of law - demographics - ratings -
rankings - humor - relocation - geographic profiles
Read articles about this article:
- 92/02/29: Austin
- 92/03/06: Neal Spelce
- Kansas City Counselor
- Louisville publication
|3. "Why Are They Picking On Us?" American Bar Association Journal,
November 1992, at 72-75 (available in LEXIS-NEXIS News Library)
Cited in "Toward Deconstructing the Deconstruction of Law and Lawyers,"
71 Denver University Law Review 161, 173 n.1 (1993)
Cited in "Reclaiming Professionalism: The Lawyer's Role in Divorce
Mediation," 28 Family Law Quarterly 177, 211 n.94 (1994-1995):
A lawyer's need to collect client fees also may motivate her to
resolve her client's case as quickly as possible. Many of the
disincentives for lawyer advocacy exist in lawyer negotiation, as well
as mediation of divorce disputes. As Lawrence Savell writes:
Some critics of lawyers allege that attorneys always put their
own interests above those of their clients. As Jean Kerr wrote in
Time magazine in 1961, "A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with
a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish
his job and then have the patient sit up on the table."
Lawrence Savell, Why Are They Picking on Us?, 78 A.B.A. J. 72,
Cited in "The Language of Law, the Sociology of Science and the Troubles of Translation: Defining the Proper Role for Scientific Evidence of Causation,"
74 Nebraska Law Review 529, 568 n.8 (1995)
Cited in "The Social Status of the Legal Professions in Japan and the United States: A Structural and Cultural Analysis,"
72 University of Detroit Mercy Law Review
291, 325 n.4 (Winter, 1995)
Cited in Kathleen Waits, "Symposium on Reconceptualizing Violence Against
Women by Intimate Partners: Critical Issues: Battered Women and Family
Lawyers: the Need for an Identification Protocol," 58 Albany Law Review 1027, 1039
n. 53 (Spring, 1995) ("See Lawrence Savell, Why Are They Picking on Us?, A.B.A.
J., Nov. 1992, at 72, 74 (noting one lawyer's comment that lawyers' personal
relationships often suffer because they bring home attitudes from work such
as, '"We have to do everything ourselves and ... we know what's best" for
other people who "should take our advice and be happy to get it.'")." )
Cited in "Specialty Lawyer Associations: Their Role in the Socialization Process,"
33 Gonzaga Law Review 501, 569 n.402 ("See, e.g., examples of public dislike cited in Lawrence
Savell, Why Are They Picking On Us?, 78 A.B.A. J. 72 (Nov. 1992) (suggesting ways to improve the public perception)")
Cited in "Law and Popular Culture: Bad Lawyers in the Movies," 24
Nova Law Review 533, 544 n.62, 548 n.83 ("arguing that the
prevalence of nasty lawyer jokes contributes to and reinforces negative
stereotypes about lawyers") (Winter, 2000)
Cited in Lawrence R. Richard, "Psychological Type and Job Satisfaction
Among Practicing Lawyers in The United States," 29 Capital University Law
Review 979, 988 n.34 (2002)
State Bar of California, Office of Client Relations, bibliography on "Public
Perceptions": "In an extremely entertaining and well-written article, liberally
spiced with illustrious quotes about attorneys, the author concludes that perhaps the
issue for lawyers in dealing with anti-lawyer sentiment is what 'we choose to think and
say about ourselves...and in joining in the humor to bridge the gap between how public
perceives us and how we want to be perceived.'"
Cited in Marty Ludlum, "Legal Ethics: Analysis of Twenty-Five Years of
Ethics Complaints against Oklahoma Attorneys (1986-2010)," American
International Journal of Contemporary Research, Vol. 2 No. 3; March
http://www.aijcrnet.com/journals/Vol_2_No_3_March_2012/25.pdf, at 1,
LegalTrac Abstract: "Low opinions of lawyers are rooted in some prevalent
misconceptions. People tend to think that lawyers are hard to deal with personally,
dishonest and deserving of criticism for sometimes representing persons or organizations
the public dislikes. Dan Quayle's assertion that there are too many lawyers is not
based in fact. Lawyers can counter negative perceptions of their profession by
letting clients participate more in the legal process and by more public outreach."
New York Public Library Database Summary: "The poor perception of attorneys
that is prevailing in modern society is discussed. One suggestion for improving
these negative images is to get people more involved in the legal process."
Subjects: Attorneys - public opinion (lawyer bashing); administration of justice -
public opinion; humor - social conditions and trends - perceptions - attorneys