Archive for the ‘ABA’ Category

Infographic: Preview of New Access to Justice Project

This is a preview of the Access to Justice Project that I am working on for the ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services to create an online, centralized hub of access to justice information for a variety of users.

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Podcast: How People Search for Lawyers: The Consumer Law Revolution

Here is the podcast for an edition of The Digital Edge with Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway where we discuss the subject of my new book, The Consumer Law Revolution: The Lawyer’s Guide to the Online Legal Marketplace.

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Writing, Writing and More Writing

A few articles to note:
•A Symposium on Justice, Lawyering and Legal Education in the Digital Age will be held by Chicago-Kent College of Law this week in conjunction with the CALI’s 2013 Conference for Law School Computing. Richard Granat and I co-wrote an article entitled The Teaching of Law Practice Management and Technology in Law Schools: A New Paradigm, for the symposium which has been published in the law school’s law review.

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Online Legal Marketplace Book Release

My new book about the online legal marketplace, Consumer Law Revolution, was released today from the publisher and pre-orders should be shipping this week. I’m excited to share this book with the legal profession. It dives into an area that is growing in practice and where we don’t have clear, established best practices to guide us. The online legal marketplace naturally involves technology and the unbundling of legal services, but also new forms of online lawyer advertising and collaboration with non-lawyer legal service companies that provide online marketing tools and platforms for lawyers to connect with consumers.

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15 Technology and Legal Services Delivery Predictions for 2013

Every six months I used to write a post with a list of virtual law practice updates or items that had been “in the news.” Elawyering and virtual practice have become so mainstream these days that doing this would result in a ridiculously long list of references. Instead, I’m going to compile a list of my top 15 predictions for the coming year that relate to virtual practice.

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Business Lessons for Lawyers:Unbundling in Other Industries

This is a except including a checklist from my book Limited Scope Legal Services: Unbundling and the Self-Help Client, ABA LPM (2012):
The economy does not exist in a bubble and neither should legal professionals. There are lessons to be learned from looking at ways that
other industries have unbundled their services to create new or improved markets that adapted to changes in the global economy and the way
consumers exercise their purchasing power.

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Illinois State Bar Ethics Opinion Discussing Virtual Practice

I discovered another state bar ethics opinion related to virtual practice when researching ethics opinions for the online marketing tools book this weekend. The Illnois State Bar published Ethics Opinion No. 12-09 in March 2012 regarding multijurisdicitonal practice, choice of law issues, and unauthorized practice of law. Here is the text regarding the virtual office scenario:

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Technology to Unbundle Legal Services

Next week I will join Forrest “Woody” Mosten, Sue Talia and Richard Granat for an ABA CLE webinar entitled “Unbundling in the 21st Century: Growing Your Practice with Limited Scope Representation.” I am most excited about the conclusion to this webinar where Mr. Mosten, the “grandfather” of unbundling, will discuss where he sees this delivery method going in the future. Please join us if you are interested in this topic. Most virtual law practices implement some form of unbundled service delivery so it’s important to understand the ethics issues and best practices that go along with it.

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