The need for improvement in the quality of practice of law has resulted in a recent tendency to look to two major areas as sources for this improvement. These sources are relatively obvious but need to be restated. The first involves the quality of legal education, particularly in areas dealing with advocacy and adequate representation of clients. The second area involves qualification for admission to the practice of law. What is needed is a critical evaluation of all of the proposals for reform of the quality of advocacy in the courts. It is possible that some may miss the central problems of our legal system. Nonetheless, the reform movement is upon us and we should all look with skepticism and care at these reforms lest we delude ourselves with claims of what the problem is and what the reform can accomplish.
Robert L. Bogomolny,
General Thoughts on Admission to Practice in the Federal Courts of the United States,
27 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol27/iss2/4