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Law practice is increasingly carried out through law firms, as distinct
from solo or dual practice. It is increasingly done by large and middlesized
law firms, as distinct from small firms. In most American cities of
even modest size, for example, there are firms of twenty-five lawyers
and more. In other common law countries, the law firm mode of practice
in recent years has arrived in full dress; indeed, English solicitor firms
are among the largest in the world, and getting larger. This model has
been penetrating the European civil law countries, particularly Germany,
Belgium, and the Netherlands, some of the Asian countries, and is
making appearance in Hispanic America. The multi-member law office
is the wave of the present as well as of the future.

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