University of Miami Law Review


This article outlines the existing concept of self-regulation and focuses on the deficiencies and inadequacies of that concept. The author proposes that to be effective, self-regulation must encompass more than the traditional disciplinary functions of bar association grievance committees. Specific proposals include: mandatory recertification of attorneys; requiring continued professional education for specialties and for areas in which an individual lawyer has demonstrated weakness; creating administrative machinery to monitor the entire spectrum of professional regulation; assigning quality ratings to individual attorneys; and implementing an aggressive public information program to solicit the public's opinion and to publicize steps the legal profession has taken in the self-regulation process.