The ABA’s eLawyering Task Force will hold a conference call next week on January 9th at 10:00am Eastern time. The website has an incorrect date on it as the meeting had to be rescheduled for the first of the new year. If anyone is interested in discussing the delivery of legal services using technology, you might want to consider joining the group’s listserv and taking part in the conference call. Participants must also be a member of the ABA’s Law Practice Management Section in order to join the Task Force.
One of the eLawyering Task Force’s goals will be to discuss setting standards for the use of technology to deliver legal services. This will be my first conference call with the group so I’m looking forward to speaking with some of the individuals I’ve been reading about and emailing over the past year or so. Anyone operating a virtual law office or considering hanging a virtual shingle should take an interest in this group’s activities.
If you are reading Richard Susskind’s new book, The End of Lawyers?, you will know why I think this group is going to have growing relevance for the ABA and the legal profession in general. For anyone who can’t join in on the conference call, I’ll try to post a summary of the meeting in the near future.