Initiatives & Awards

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Initiatives & Awards


or law firm incubatorsare emerging as models that enable newly-admitted lawyers
to acquire the range of skills
necessary to launch successful practices. This site provides a direct-
ory of current and planned incubator programs, profiles of the programs, latest developments and other resources.

THE LOUIS M. BROWN AWARD FOR LEGAL ACCESS honors programs and projects dedicated to matching the unmet legal needs of the middle class and those 
of moderate incomes with lawyers who 
provide affordable legal information, 
services and representation. Also, in its second year is Brown Select, a way for the general public to vote for their favorite nominee – voice your choice for 

 is a coalition dedicated to improving access to legal services through changes in policies, procedures and systems designs. Our goal is to look at the way things are done and think about how they can be done differently in order to maximize our commitment to justice for all through the resources of the legal community.

, edited by Professor Luz Herrera, explores ways in which lawyers can change their practices
to make things better - for themselves, their clients and their neighborhoods. The book encour-
ages lawyers to step out of the mold and consider how they can create better practices when providing personal legal services. The book is now available in print, as an eBook, and also by individual chapter.

CLIENT-CENTRIC LEGAL SERVICES: GETTING FROM HERE TO THERE was a conference that took place August 14-15, 2015 that focused on pivoting practitioners into 21st Century problem-solvers by enhancing engagement and exploring better client-centric compensation methods and
innovative delivery models. Learn more
and access conference materials here.

The Delivery Committee has filed a PROPOSED RESOLUTION calling upon entities that provide online legal forms to include clear and conspicuous LINKS TO LAWYERS. You can access the proposed resolution and its accompanying report here. The resolution will be before the ABA House of Delegates at the ABA Annual Meeting in August 2016. Contact Will Hornsby to share your support, questions or concerns.

The Committee developed the UNBUNDLING RESOURCE CENTER 
to help lawyers, bar leaders, the judiciary, court administrators, scholars and the media better understand and critically analyze the issues involved in limited scope representation, also known as unbundling. Materials include articles, reports, cases, rules, ethics opinions
and more. 

The Committee has received support from the ABA Enterprise Fund to create and advance online LEGAL CHECKUPS that will help people recognize when their problems have legal solutions and become aware of the resources available to resolve those problems. Check back later for more developments.