I wanted to give a shout-out to Gabriel Cheong, owner of Infinity Law Group, for creating a new business model that unbundles legal services for reduced fees. Cheong has founded Cambridge Divorce Group which brings together contract lawyers who are willing to unbundle family law services for reduced rates. I’ve mentioned Cheong on here before because his law firm website features a web calculator to assist prospective clients in estimating their legal costs.More »
Archive for the ‘Unbundling – Limited Scope’ Category
This Monday the ABA House of Delegates voted to adopt Resolution 108 supporting limited scope representation or unbundling. This resolution was crafted by the Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. Because unbundling is frequently used as a method of legal service delivery for virtual practice, I want to post the actual text of the resolution here.More »
A new hybrid of legal service delivery has launched this week with the opening of the LegalForce storefront in Palo Alto. The delivery model combines online services with the customer service of a traditional store front operation complete with a network of lawyers who charge a flat rate of $45 for 15 minutes of legal advice.More »
These are slides from the ABA Annual 2012 presentation by Will Hornsby, Richard Granat, and myself.More »
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.
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.More »
If you are attending ABA Annual in Chicago in a few weeks, please join myself, Richard Granat and Will Hornsby, for our CLE panel discussion about delivering unbundled legal services online.More »
Last week I gave a presentation at Stanford Law School entitled “Unbundling and the Future of Legal Service Delivery.” We had some great questions from the attendees at the end of the talk. Thanks again to Stanford CodeX and the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession for inviting me out there. I am introduced by Tony Lai, one of the founders of LawGives who I also had the pleasure of spending time with while in Palo Alto. Below is the video from my talk.More »
I’m honored to be speaking at Stanford Law School on May 2nd as a speaker sponored by CodeX: Stanford Center for Computers and the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, and the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession. The titled of my presentation will be “Unbundling and the Future of Legal Service Delivery”. You can read more about it here. I’m looking forward to some challenging and productive discussion.More »
Last week at the ABA Techshow in Chicago, I was pleased to launch the publication of my new book on unbundling.
Writing a book on limited scope services seemed like a logical next step in the process of reevaluating how the legal profession can adapt to the changes it faces as a result of disruptive technology, economic recession, Internet empowered consumers and other factors.More »