Initiatives & Awards
Law firm incubator and residency programs are emerging as models that enable newly-admitted lawyers to acquire the range of skills necessary to launch successful practices. This site provides a directory of current and planned incubators and residencies, profiles of the programs and information about the latest developments.
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 innovation!
The Blueprint Project 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.
Reinventing the Practice of Law, 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 encourages lawyers to step out of the mold and consider how they can create better practices when providing personal legal services. Reinventing is now available in print, as an eBook, and also by individual chapter.
The ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services has held a series of hearings on the use of technology to provide personal, civil legal services over the Internet and the policies that govern that use.