I’m excited and honored to announce that I have received the 2009 ABA James I. Keane Memorial Award for Excellence in eLawyering. From the ABA’s Law Practice Management website:
“The James I. Keane Memorial Award gives recognition to law offices or legal organizations that have developed legal service innovations delivered over the Internet. Thus, the focus of the award is the innovative delivery of personal legal services, with special attention given to firms and entities that serve both moderate income individuals and the broad middle class.”
The James I. Keane Memorial Award will be presented during the annual ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago following the keynote presentation by author Richard Susskind. A description of my virtual law practice will also appear in the ABA’s Law Practice Magazine and other ABA Law Practice Management Publications.
For the past three years, I have operated my web-based virtual law office (VLO), Kimbro Legal Services, LLC, in North Carolina providing estate planning and small business assistance online to clients state-wide. The Keane Award is recognition for this work, and I can’t express how grateful I am to be this year’s recipient. I hope that my VLO encourages other attorneys to consider virtual law practice either as a completely web-based system or to add some component of technology to their law practices that will allow them to provide more accessible and affordable legal services to the public.