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2017 Self-Represented Litigation Network Conference

WHAT: A two-day in-person national conference for lawyers, judges, clerks of court, self-help services professionals, librarians, technologists, funders and other allied professionals to explore and develop successful strategies and new thinking for providing 100% access to justice.  Continuing education credits may be available. In affiliation with the Judicial Council of California's Family Law Facilitator and Self-Help Center Conference. Find out if your state has MCLE reciprocity with California.

WHEN: Thursday and Friday, February 23 and 24, 2017.
Reception on evening of February 23rd.

WHERE: Judicial Council of California, Milton Marks Conference Center
455 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102.

FEE: Early bird registration will be $150 through February 1st.
Regular registration will be $200.


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Incubator Boot Camp: Tools for New Lawyers Looking to Go Solo 2017

Practising Law Institute
February 27, 2017
San Francisco or via Webcast

Why You Should Attend
Incubators train and support new lawyers to set up practices that charge affordable rates to otherwise underserved clients. This boot camp will benefit all lawyers that want to create sustainable practices serving clients of modest means. You will learn how to set up your firm, practice ethically, and handle firm finances.

What You Will Learn

  • Forming the practice entity
  • Designing a sustainable practice
  • Basics of malpractice insurance
  • Ethical considerations when starting a practice
  • Mechanics of practice
  • Finance issues

Who Should Attend
Law students, new graduates, attorneys participating in incubator programs, and attorneys or students interested in developing a solo practice. This program is specifically tailored to benefit individuals serving a modest means population but the program information will greatly benefit all attorneys and law students from attending.  


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Texas A&M School of Law will be hosting this conference designed for people who are already involved in incubator or other post graduate programs for solo, small firm, and non-profit practitioners, as well as for those who want to know more about how these programs work and how they contribute to enhancing social justice through improved access to law.


The conference will describe and advance the continued growth of post- graduate law programs and the new wave of affordable legal services for groups without access to legal resources. Along with the basics of creating and implementing incubator programs and non-profit law firms, the conference will address, among other topics, the impact on law school curricular reform; collaboration between bench, bar and academics; technology and delivery of legal services; evolution of lawyering role models; and access to justice for low and moderate means clients.


The conference will include speakers, panels, workshops and hands-on technology sessions to help participants develop concrete take-aways that will have immediate impact on their work.


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OR SUBMIT A PROPOSAL HERE


ACCESS RECORDINGS AND MATERIALS FROM THE 3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE HERE



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Building an Effective “Limited Scope” Practice in Maryland


On October 14, 2016, the renewed Maryland Access to Justice Commission and the Maryland State Bar Association Section on the Delivery of Legal Services presented a statewide conference on how to build an effective “limited scope” practice in Maryland at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. New court rules in the state now allow for limited appearances in court, making it possible to develop a limited scope practice in the state. Experiences in other states suggest that having a limited scope practice is a win-win proposition, providing attorneys with a new financially viable business model and allowing many more moderate-income and working poor clients that otherwise could not afford an attorney, effective access to justice. Private, legal services and pro-bono attorneys were invited to attend. The conference was practical, with a focus on the nuts and bolts of building an effective limited scope practice in Maryland.

ACCESS THE CONFERENCE RESOURCES PAGE INCLUDING THE CONFERENCE VIDEO HERE


Client-Centric Legal Services: Getting from Here to There


Lawyers providing personal legal services cover a wide spectrum. They practice out of urban high rises, strip mall storefronts and small town offices across from the county courthouses. Some are the only game in town and provide a broad general practice. Others own a narrow niche and are recognized as the “go-to lawyer” for their issues. They are all subject to changes beyond their control – the erosion of the middle class, the ubiquitous use of technology in everyday life and competition from entities that provide legal products. The 20th Century model of providing legal services is in question with lawyers facing both pressures and opportunities to change. This conference looked at that business model, looked at the potential for change and set out a course to assure that legal services are vital moving forward. 

This conference, which took place August 14-15 in Denver, focused on pivoting practitioners into 21st Century problem-solvers by enhancing engagement and exploring better client-centric compensation methods and innovative delivery models.


Sponsored by

  • ABA Legal Access Job Corps Task Force
  • ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services
  • Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS)


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