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Abel, Richard L.

Overview
Works: 76 works in 282 publications in 2 languages and 7,981 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: K117, 340.02373
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard L Abel
American lawyers by Richard L Abel( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lawyers in society by Richard L Abel( Book )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking respect, respecting speech by Richard L Abel( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, words have become the weapons of choice. Particular incidents and events, from the centrality of a racial epithet in the O.J. Simpson trial to the death threat against Salman Rushdie, have galvanized the news media and popular imagination. Contemporary social conflict, epitomized by hurtful speech, is obsessed with questions of respect, honor, and dignity. Richard Abel's Speaking Respect, Respecting Speech makes an impassioned and convincing case for why respect is at the center of social conflict and what can be done about it
The Politics of informal justice( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics by other means : law in the struggle against apartheid, 1980-1994 by Richard L Abel( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legal profession in England and Wales by Richard L Abel( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law & society reader by Richard L Abel( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyers : a critical reader by Richard L Abel( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speech & respect by Richard L Abel( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyers in the dock : learning from attorney disciplinary proceedings by Richard L Abel( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six detailed accounts of New York lawyers disciplined for neglect, overcharging, and excessive zeal"--Provided by publisher
The paradox of professionalism : lawyers and the possibility of justice by Scott L Cummings( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about the role of lawyers in constructing a just society. Its central objective is to provide a deeper understanding of the relationship between lawyers' commercial aims and public aspirations. Drawing on interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives, it explores whether lawyers can transcend self-interest to meaningfully contribute to systems of political accountability, ethical advocacy and distributional fairness. Its contributors, some of the world's leading scholars of the legal profession, offer evidence that although justice is possible, it is never complete. Ultimately, how much - and what type of - justice prevails depends on how lawyers respond to, and reshape, the political and economic conditions in which they practise. As the essays demonstrate, the possibility of justice is diminished as lawyers pursue self-regulation in the service of power; it is enhanced when lawyers mobilize - in the political arena, workplace and law school - to contest it
English lawyers between market and state : the politics of professionalism by Richard L Abel( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1990s, reforms in the English legal profession transformed traditions, over the vigorous objections of the judiciary, Bar, and Law Society. This book mines that tumultuous period for insights into the prospects of professionalism in the 21st century
Lawyers in society : an overview( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyers on trial : understanding ethical misconduct by Richard L Abel( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lawyer misconduct affects many people: clients, adversaries, opposing counsel, judges, the legal profession, and society at large. The records of disciplinary proceedings offer a penetrating, and largely ignored, perspective on how lawyers misbehave. Because the lawyers' professional lives are at stake, the factual records are extraordinarily detailed and the lawyers surprisingly open about their motivations and justifications." "In Lawyers on Trial, Richard L. Abel presents the stories of ten California lawyers who broke the rules: hiring an ex-cop to chase ambulances, flouting fee limitations in medical malpractice cases, creating a fictitious company and impersonating nonexistent people in order to appropriate Sega's computer games, a former California Real Estate Commissioner defrauding developers and financiers, helping a represented co-defendant negotiate a plea without his lawyer's participation or knowledge, and defying a judge's sealing order and his own client's wishes for closure in order to champion the "defenseless" and -oppressed" and protect -widows and children." The book begins by showing how nearly a century of political struggle over self-regulation shapes the way the disciplinary system selects and processes cases and concludes by canvassing reforms that could improve the performance of the legal profession." "Lawyers on Trial will be invaluable for those contemplating law school, law students and teachers of professional responsibility, continuing legal education classes, lawyers encountering ethical dilemmas in their practice or trying to understand misbehaving colleagues, members of the public thinking of retaining a lawyer, and clients dealing with their own lawyers."--Jacket
Lawyers in society : comparative theory( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited papers from a conference held in Bellagio, Italy, July 16-21, 1984
La parola e il rispetto : i limiti della libertà di espressione by Richard L Abel( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The civil law world( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes edited papers from a conference held in Bellagio, Italy, July 16-21, 1984
The common law world( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative theories( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of a modern African legal system: a case study of Kenya by Richard L Abel( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American lawyers
Alternative Names
Abel, Richard 1941-

Abel, Richard L.

Richard Abel Lawyer

Richard Abel US-amerikanischer Professor für Recht

Languages
English (207)

Italian (3)

Covers
Lawyers in societySpeaking respect, respecting speechPolitics by other means : law in the struggle against apartheid, 1980-1994Lawyers : a critical readerLawyers in the dock : learning from attorney disciplinary proceedingsThe paradox of professionalism : lawyers and the possibility of justiceEnglish lawyers between market and state : the politics of professionalismLawyers in society : an overviewLawyers on trial : understanding ethical misconduct