Washington University Law Quarterly
Part I describes the data. Part II shows that both judges and lawyers view the fee system through a self-serving lens. Each group tends to overstate the merits of its professional performance compared to the other group's perception of that performance. Part III explores interstate differences as a source of differing perceptions. It finds that judge and lawyer perceptions of the same reality can be as important as the real variation across states.
Differing Perceptions of Attorney Fees in Bankruptcy Cases,
72 Wash. U. L. Q. 979
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