St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics
In the literature of legal ethics, relatively little is said about the psychic turmoil that lawyers face while anticipating or defending a grievance, malpractice claim, or criminal charge. Even less is said about how lawyers who are found guilty of violating professional standards should go about rebuilding their reputations and personal lives after such proceedings have run their course, often with embarrassing results having been made public. Against this bleak backdrop, a dazzlingly introspective and hopeful book about lawyers and their mistakes-and about their suffering and possible moral growth-has been published.
Vincent R. Johnson, Lawyers, Mistakes, and Moral Growth, 12 St. Mary's J. on Legal Malpractice & Ethics 180 (2021).