In no country of the world are lawyers so important or so influential as they are in America. Lawyers dominate legislative bodies almost everywhere in the United States; they often provide executive leadership for business enterprize and voluntary associations. The best lawyers are respected highly and rewarded with the greatest prizes. The theme of this paper is that the services offered by the legal profession, a profession already engaged in hundreds of tasks, are rapidly expanding. Some new ways of working are emerging. Some old functions are being performed in a new manner. More resources are being provided for that which was not done but which ought to have been done.
Monrad G. Paulsen,
The Expanding Horizons of Legal Services--I,
W. Va. L. Rev.
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