That was the query of a highly experienced bankruptcy lawyer I met at the Northern California Bankruptcy Forum last week.
I heard the same push back on one of Jay Fleischman‘s listserves from a participant who didn’t want to share with others in his professional community an upcoming education opportunity.
“I don’t want my competition to improve”.
I can think of a number of reasons I want the lawyers around me to raise the standard of bankruptcy practice.
- Cross fertilization: my skills are sharpened watching and opposing good lawyers
- The public is better served by a skillful bar
- Good lawyers don’t willy nilly make bad law
- The higher the quality of the practice the less likely we get petty and unnecessary rules, regulations and oversight from outside
I’m confident that I can compete with those I’m helping.
What do you think?
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