Supervision in the Legal Profession

Michael John McNamara

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This book is about supervision in the legal profession with a focus on the experience of novice lawyers. It is the first of its kind. Until now there have been a range of books dedicated to professional supervision in many disciplines, but not law. Supervision is an important link between formal university-based legal education and independent practice and is relevant to a range of contemporary legal practice issues including changes driven by technology, workplace culture, regulating law firm management, and well-being. This book aims to be scholarly and practical. It provides an overview of how supervision is positioned in the legal regulatory framework; it describes how supervision is conceived in the legal profession and practice management literature; and draws lessons from clinical legal education and other professional disciplines. By reporting on survey data, this book also provides insights into practitioners’ attitudes and perceptions about supervision in legal practice.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages221
ISBN (Electronic)9789811541599
ISBN (Print)9789811541582
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Duty to Supervise Lawyers
  • Supervisory Duty for Lawyers
  • Supervising Junior Lawyers
  • Supervised Legal Practice
  • Legal Practice Management
  • Effective Supervision for Lawyers


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