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1. "Harvest Time," American Bar Association Journal, November 1991, at 74-76 (available in LEXIS-NEXIS News Library)  View Low-Resolution .GIF Version View High-Resolution .PDF Version

"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 firm."

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 sports model."

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 Library)  View Low-Resolution .GIF Version View High-Resolution .PDF Version

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, Attorneys

Subject:  Attorneys - practice of law - demographics - ratings - rankings - humor - relocation - geographic profiles

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3. "Why Are They Picking On Us?" American Bar Association Journal, November 1992, at 72-75 (available in LEXIS-NEXIS News Library)  View Low-Resolution .GIF Version View High-Resolution .PDF Version

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, 73 (1992).

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)") (1997/1998)

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 2012, http://www.aijcrnet.com/journals/Vol_2_No_3_March_2012/25.pdf, at 1, n.9, n.12.

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

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