Chapter 9: Why do Lawyers have Special Privileges and Responsibilities?

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Chapter Summary: This chapter builds upon material found elsewhere, especially the material in Chapter 2, which introduced basic concepts related to the regulation of lawyers. This chapter asks who should be permitted to provide legal services, what sorts of special responsibilities, if any, lawyers have, and whether consumers can rely on lawyers to be competent, ethical, and well-regulated and the relationship of these questions to one another.