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    2015 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Leslie S. Silverstein

    August 2, 2015 12:51 PM by John Glynn

    Leslie S. Silverstein is a solo practitioner in Portland, Maine, where she focuses on Social Security disability cases. Since opening her firm in 2001, Silverstein has donated thousands of hours representing low income people without access to civil legal representation. She has represented more than 200 clients over the past seven years through the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project on the Domestic Violence Panel. She has also volunteered as a trainer for the MVLP program. In this role, she encourages new lawyers to join the Domestic Violence Panel, where she serves as a mentor.

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    Former ABA president accepts ABA Medal

    August 2, 2015 8:09 AM by John Glynn

    Roberta Cooper Ramo, former ABA president, accepts the ABA Medal, the highest honor given by the association.  The self-proclaimed “country lawyer” made history in 1995 by becoming the first female to lead the nation’s largest lawyers organization. Cooper Ramo accepts the award on behalf of all the lawyers who work to improve our justice system.

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    Justice Department chief: Progress, challenges facing law enforcement amid excessive force charges

    August 2, 2015 8:06 AM by John Glynn

    The nation’s attorney general heaps praise upon the nation’s lawyers in her address to the ABA members who turned out Aug. 1 for the General Assembly during the association’s Annual Meeting in Chicago.  While touting “impressive advances” like the smart-on-crime initiative established by her predecessor Eric Holder, as well as efforts to beef up cybersecurity and expand anti-trafficking efforts, Loretta E. Lynch also addresses the need to “construct new foundations of trust in communities” plagued by issues related to excessive use of force, in order to “find common ground that will carry us forward.”

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    Retired U.S. Supreme Court justice weighs in on recent High Court decisions

    August 1, 2015 10:17 AM by John Glynn

    John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court associate justice (ret.), offers compliments and criticism of the High Court  in his July 31 keynote address during the ABA Section of Litigation's International Human Rights Award & Passing of the Gavel Luncheon at the Annual Meeting in Chicago.

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    Video highlights: Judges remove court language barriers

    July 31, 2015 10:54 AM by John Glynn

    A panel of judges shares experiences and expertise on ensuring access to justice for those with limited proficiency with the English language.  

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    Video highlights: National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services

    May 22, 2015 3:51 PM by John Glynn

    The ABA co-sponsored with Stanford Law School the National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services May 2-4 to spur fresh thinking on addressing the justice gap by making the delivery of legal services more innovative, efficient and effective. At the summit, 200 legal leaders joined innovators in the law and other industries to develop action plans for increasing access to justice.

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    Technology innovators share lessons for better legal services delivery

    May 14, 2015 5:06 PM by John Glynn

    A panel of innovation experts discuss how the legal profession might benefit by examining how organizations in other sectors are adapting to the changing demands of clients and evolving technology during “Innovation Beyond the Legal Sphere,” a May 3 program of the National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services. Panelists include Denis Weil, former McDonald's vice president of concept and design; Judit Rius Sanjuan, Doctors Without Borders’ access campaign manager; and Ron A. Dolin, a legal technologist and research fellow at Stanford Law’s Center on the Legal Profession.  

    The ABA co-sponsored with Stanford Law School the national summit May 2-4 to spur fresh thinking on addressing the justice gap by making the delivery of legal services more innovative, efficient and effective. At the summit, 200 legal leaders joined innovators in the law and other industries to develop action plans for increasing access to justice.

    The summit is a key event of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services, created by Hubbard. Speakers included Richard Susskind, author of the renowned 2013 book "Tomorrow's Lawyers," in which he predicts legal institutions and lawyers will change more radically over the next two decades than they have over the last two centuries. Participants also heard from legal innovators such as Mark Britton, founder and CEO of legal services website Avvo; Colin Rule, founder of online dispute resolution company Modria; and John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom. Testimony was also provided by representatives of other industries including Richard Barton, founder of travel services website Expedia, online real estate sales company Zillow and employment website Glassdoor.

    The summit was co-chaired by Jeremy Fogel, director of the Federal Judicial Center, and Deborah Rhode, director of Stanford University's Center on the Legal Profession.

    Technology innovators share lessons for better legal services delivery

    May 14, 2015 4:24 PM by John Glynn

    A panel of innovation experts discuss how the legal profession might benefit by examining how organizations in other sectors are adapting to the changing demands of clients and evolving technology during “Innovation Beyond the Legal Sphere,” a May 3 program of the National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services. Panelists include Denis Weil, former McDonald's vice president of concept and design; Judit Rius Sanjuan, Doctors Without Borders’ access campaign manager; and Ron A. Dolin, a legal technologist and research fellow at Stanford Law’s Center on the Legal Profession.  

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    Futures Commission chair: “We have to make a difference now”

    May 14, 2015 8:39 AM by John Glynn

    In her closing remarks during the National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services Judy Perry Martinez, chair of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services issues an urgent call to action. 

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    Internet innovator offers advice on more efficient and effective ways to deliver legal services

    May 13, 2015 4:09 PM by John Glynn

    Richard Barton, founder of travel services website Expedia, online real estate sales company Zillow and employment website Glassdoor, offers his perspective on how the legal profession should adapt to meet the challenges presented by the ever-changing legal landscape. His remarks come during “Barton’s Laws of Disruption,” a conversation with ABA President William Hubbard at the National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services at Stanford University on May 4.

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