Tag Archives: American Bar Association

Lawyers Are Members of a Privileged Class?

Shockingly those words were actually uttered by a New York lawyer during a meeting with who he thought was a potential client.  The lawyer boasted that “they don’t send the lawyers to jail because we run the country,” that lawyers are “members … Continue reading

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ABA and Rocket Lawyer Announce New Service For Small Business

On October 1, 2015, the American Bar Association (ABA) and Rocket Lawyer announced the launch of “ABA Law Connect,” which matches small businesses with lawyers.  $4.95 buys the small business one online question, answered by an ABA-member lawyer in the … Continue reading

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Best Practices? Look Across The Pond

This weekend, the ABA hosted the 2015 London Sessions commemorating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, with a series of presentations including a panel discussion titled “What can US and UK lawyers learn from each other about best practices?“ There were … Continue reading

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Commission on the Future of Legal Services

In August 2014, the American Bar Association Board of Governors created the Commission on the Future of Legal Services.  According to a February 2015 ABA article titled, Lots of ideas, but no single theme at Commission on the Future of … Continue reading

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New Technology For Legal Consumers

Imagine if you could go to the iTunes store and download a free app that would allow you to prepare a living will, designate a health care proxy, and transmit it to your healthcare provider or to a hospital.  Well, if … Continue reading

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Wevorce – A New Way To Divorce

The American Bar Association named Michelle Crosby as one of its 2014 Legal Rebels for her innovative divorce model that removes the cost, length, and adversarial nature from divorce.  According to the ABA article on Ms. Crosby, titled Wevorce CEO Michelle Crosby … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #8 – Tread Lightly

What do you do when a client posts a negative review on Yelp, Avvo, Martindale Hubbell or another review website?  Do you shoot off a response?  Do you provide your side of the story?  Given what’s at stake, you should … Continue reading

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ABA Survey on Self-Help Centers

On August 22, 2014, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services published a report titled The Self-Help Center Census: A National Survey addressing the usefulness of the country’s approximately 500 centers that help those representing themselves … Continue reading

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Why Law School Cost and Curriculum Matter To Legal Consumers

President Obama, a Harvard Law School graduate and former law school professor, recently weighed in on the debate on the duration of law school, stating: I believe that law schools would probably be wise to think about being two years … Continue reading

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“Perceptions of Justice Toolkit” – A Guide Toward Improved Court Perceptions

This new guide, the brainchild of Wisconsin Court of Appeals Staff Attorney Christina Plum, includes a toolkit that addresses facilitating conversations about the public’s perceptions of the courts.  On May 29, 2013, in a post titled Justice May Be In The Eye … Continue reading

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