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VII. Law Firms and Specialization
(5,493 words)

Volume XVI: Civil Procedure | Chapter 3 (2002): The Organization of Lawyers and Judges

Completed May 1998

David S. Clark

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A. Specialization

90. – The increased complexity of modern society has led to functional specialization in the delivery of private legal services, primarily through the vehicle of the law firm. Firms have great diversity, ranging from simple office sharing arrangements to legally recognized partn…

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David S. Clark, “VII. Law Firms and Specialization”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 25 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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