Bad Lawyers Not Weeded Out

Incompetent and even unqualified Swedish lawyers are being allowed to carry on working in Swedish courts, despite the fact that they are often making things worse for their clients, according to a new report by Swedish Radio News.

By law the Swedish courts are supposed to screen out unsuitable legal representatives. But the files are behind lock and key, and prospective clients looking for a lawyer to represent them in court don’t have access to their lawyers’ previous court history.

There are now calls to change the current Swedish system, where anyone can call themselves a lawyer, whether they have gone through the proper education or not.

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