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The Law as a Trade


A new organization is needed to supply legal services to the public. Only after the abandonment of such artificial devices as price fixing can the use of legal assistants under control of lawyers come into existence. The demand for legal services by an increasingly affluent society can only be tapped if we learn to supply such services cheaply and efficiently. This can happen only if we abandon fixed fee systems and supply all the existing demand. The Bar should reconsider its approach and abandon minimum bar fees to foster, instead, the training of legal assistants and the delivery of inexpensive legal services.