Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Keywords

legal profession, lawyer citizen, lawyer statesman, memorial Robinson Everett

Subject Category

Biography | Ethics and Professional Responsibility | Law

Abstract

In this tribute to Professor Robinson O. Everett, Dean David Levi questions the view that the citizen-lawyer or lawyer-statesmen models are in decline. Tracing Professor Everett’s varied career, accomplishments, and commitments to individuals and institutions; Levi contends that Everett combined the lawyer's traditional focus on the individual with an overall dedication to the larger community. Everett was not just a model citizen; he was a lawyer-citizen. Levi contends that the survival of the lawyer-citizen and lawyer-statesmen models is a matter of choice and character. Nothing in the current structure of the legal economy places these models out of reach for those who would follow in Robinson Everett's footsteps.