Well before the combination of English solicitors Rowe & Maw with US law firm Mayer Brown & Platt in 2002, both firms had an established commitment to pro bono work. However, until 1998, in common with most UK firms, Rowe & Maw had carried out pro bono work on a largely informal basis. Julie Dickins, the firm's pro bono and community partner, explains how that changed.
Legal Ethics is an international and interdisciplinary journal devoted to the field of legal ethics. The journal provides an intellectual meeting ground for academic lawyers, practitioners and policy-makers to debate developments shaping the ethics of law and its practice at the micro and macro levels. Its focus is broad enough to encompass empirical research on the ethics and conduct of the legal professions and judiciary, studies of legal ethics education and moral development, ethics development in contemporary professional practice, the ethical responsibilities of law schools, professional bodies and government, and jurisprudential or wider philosophical reflections on law as an ethical system and on the moral obligations of individual lawyers.