Tag Archives: Legal Reform

Attention Walmart Shoppers . . . The Law Store Is Now Open

Imagine shopping at Walmart for groceries, household goods, clothes . . . and legal services?  Well, now you can at select Walmarts in Georgia and Missouri.  If you live in the Atlanta area, there is a Kaine Law in your … Continue reading

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Cameras In The Courtroom – Take Three

Illinois has just joined a number of state courts — including Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri — that allow news cameras in their courtrooms.  According to a February 23, 2016 article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, titled Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Federal Criminal Sentencing Reform

As our loyal readers well know, we generally do not blog about criminal matters unless something truly remarkable compels us to do so.  Judge Stefan Underhill’s call to reform federal sentencing is one of those remarkable matters. Judge Underhill, who sits on … Continue reading

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Civil Justice System Reform

How do you change the deeply ingrained culture of the American civil justice system? According to Rebecca Love Kourlis by: polling the American public; engaging in focus groups and conversations with judges, lawyers, and court administrators; and reporting the results. Ms. Kourlis is … Continue reading

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More Technology for Legal Consumers in Massachusetts

Attorney William Palin is at it again, this time with his PaperWork app for iOS, which enables family law legal consumers in Massachusetts to fill out, edit and save documents in Family Court.  The app allows the user to share the … Continue reading

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From “Grand Bargain” to “New Deal”?

Historically, certain professions, including attorneys, have enjoyed the benefits of a “Grand Bargain” with society – prestige, income and self-regulation – in exchange for their expertise, integrity and client-side manner.  But according to Richard and Daniel Susskind, father and son authors … Continue reading

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Court Square Law Project To Serve Moderate-Income New Yorkers

The New York City Bar Association (NYCBA), The City University of New York Law School (CUNYLS), and a number of BigLaw firms have banned together to serve moderate-income legal consumers in New York who don’t qualify for legal aid – … 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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Post-Law School Residency Program? It Works For Doctors

According to a recent press release, UnitedLex, “a global, full-service provider of technology-powered legal and business services,” has launched a legal residency program with four law schools: Emory University School of Law, the University of Miami School of Law, The Ohio State University … Continue reading

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