University of Miami Law Review


The lawyer's duty to the public is often referred to by the multifarious term "Professional Responsibility." In his address Judge Leventhal scrutinizes this term from a variety of perspectives. The examination includes a discussion of the means of better serving the needs of the legal consumer through a consideration of the duty to provide competent counsel; the acceleration of the appellate process, from notice to decision; an increase in judicial activeness; a reexamination of confidentiality and of the conflict of values between lawyer and client; and the need for lawyers who would represent public interests.