July 11, 2016

Comments - Future of Legal Services Issues Paper

The ABA Fund for Justice and Education

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Issues Paper on the Future of Legal Services
Comments by Topic


Cross-Discipline Endeavors

ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty
ABA Commission on Law and Aging
ABA Task Force on International Trade in Legal Services
Amy L. Allbright, ABA Commission on Disability Rights
David Pantzer, Esquire
Equal Justice Works
James W. St. Clair, President, Huntington Reality Corporation
Jonathan C. Lipson, Harold E. Kohn Professor of Law, Temple University, Beasley School of Law
Judge Donald Horowitz, (Ret.), Washington State Superior Court Judge 
Kenneth Goldmith, ABA Governmental Affairs Office
Lawrence R. Mills
National Disability Rights Network 
Pat Monks, Immediate Past President of the Group Legal Services Association
Self Represented Litigation Network
Stephan Grynwajc, Attorney
Wayne Moore


Data/Statistics/Studies on the Legal Profession

ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services comments due coming Wednesday - some challenging thoughts, Richard Zorza's Access to Justice blog. This column discusses ideas and comments on the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services 
ABA Law Student Division
ABA Legal Access Job Corps Task Force
ABA Section on Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
ABA Standing Committee on Group & Prepaid Legal Services 
ABA Standing Committee on Professional Discipline
ABA Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems
American Association of Law Libraries
Carol Silver, Professor of Global Law & Practice, Northwestern University School of Law
Dennis S. Voorhees
Justice Earl Johnson, Jr., (Ret.), Visiting Scholar, University of Southern California Law School and the Western Center on Law and Poverty
Ka'Juel J. Washington, Esquire
Lewis F. Tesser, President, New York County Lawyer's Association
Massachusetts Trial Court
Montana Legal Services Association
Nancy A. Welsh, Professor of Law, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law
National Association of Legal Assistants
National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel
National Conference of Bar Examiners
National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Rew R. Goodenow, Lawyer
State Bar of Michigan
Ted Small, Attorney
Timothy Howe
Toby Grytafey, Legal Aid Attorney
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Organization


Regulatory Reform Proposals

Limited Licensure:

ABA Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services
ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals
Bob Wells

Limited License Legal Technicians:

George Chandler
Responsive Law

Rule 5.4:

Ashley Balls, Legal Best Practice
Chas Rampenthal and James Peters, Attorneys at LegalZoom.com, Inc.
Richard Granat
Sands McKinley, Founder & CEO of McKinley Irvin
Slater and Gordon Lawyers
Thomas C. Grella, Chair, Task Force on the Evolving Business Model of Law Firms, ABA Law Practice Division

Rule 5.5:

Kevin Wiggins
National Client Protection Organization, Inc.
Nina Cornett, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy

Rule 6.1:

Don Burnett, Professor and Past Dean: University of Idaho College of Law, Attachment submitted 

Rule 7.1-7.4:

Avvo, Inc. 

Bridging the Justice Gap: How Legal Insurance Is the Future of Accessible and Affordable Legal Services by ARAG
Chancery Club: Remarks of Presiding Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl, Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles; PowerPoint Presentation
Changing the Outside Firm Business Model by William C. Cobb, Accounting and Financial Planning for Law Firm
Fresh thinking on the evolving BigLaw-NewLaw continuum by Dr. George Beaton, Law, Strategy
Keith Roberts
Laurel Terry
Laurel S. Terry, attachments: "Creative Disruption" and the Legal Services & Legal Education Markets; and Forewarned is Forearmed: Anticipating Big Changes for the Legal Profession

Issues Paper on the
Future of Legal Services
Comments by Submitter


ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services comments due coming Wednesday - some challenging thoughts, Richard Zorza's Access to Justice blog. This column discusses ideas and comments on the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services 
ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty
ABA Commission on Law and Aging
ABA Law Student Division
ABA Legal Access Job Corps Task Force
ABA Task Force on International Trade in Legal Services
ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
ABA Section on Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
ABA Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services
ABA Standing Committee on Group & Prepaid Legal Services 
ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals
ABA Standing Committee on Professional Discipline
ABA Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems
American Association of Law Libraries
Amy L. Allbright, ABA Commission on Disability Rights
Ashley Balls, Legal Best Practice
Avvo, Inc.
Bob Wells
Carol Silver, Professor of Global Law & Practice, Northwestern University School of Law
Chancery Club: Remarks of Presiding Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl, Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles; PowerPoint Presentation
Changing the Outside Firm Business Model by William C. Cobb, Accounting and Financial Planning for Law Firm
Chas Rampenthal and James Peters, Attorneys at LegalZoom.com, Inc.
David Pantzer, Esquire
Dennis S. Voorhees
Don Burnett, Professor and Past Dean: University of Idaho College of Law, Attachment submitted 
Equal Justice Works
Fresh thinking on the evolving BigLaw-NewLaw continuum by Dr. George Beaton, Law, Strategy
George Chandler
James W. St. Clair, President, Huntington Reality Corporation
Jonathan C. Lipson, Harold E. Kohn Professor of Law, Temple University, Beasley School of Law
Judge Donald Horowitz, (Ret.), Washington State Superior Court Judge 
Justice Earl Johnson, Jr., (Ret.), Visiting Scholar, University of Southern California Law School and the Western Center on Law and Poverty
Ka'Juel J. Washington, Esquire
Keith Roberts
Kenneth Goldmith, ABA Governmental Affairs Office
Kevin Wiggins
Lawrence R. Mills
Laurel Terry
Laurel S. Terry, attachments: "Creative Disruption" and the Legal Services & Legal Education Markets; and Forewarned is Forearmed: Anticipating Big Changes for the Legal Profession
Lewis F. Tesser, President, New York County Lawyer's Association
Massachusetts Trial Court
Montana Legal Services Association
Nancy A. Welsh, Professor of Law, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law
National Association of Legal Assistants
National Client Protection Organization, Inc.
National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel
National Conference of Bar Examiners
National Disability Rights Network 
National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Nina Cornett, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Pat Monks, Immediate Past President of the Group Legal Services Association
Responsive Law
Rew R. Goodenow, Lawyer
Richard Granat
Sands McKinley, Founder & CEO of McKinley Irvin
Self Represented Litigation Network
Slater and Gordon Lawyers
State Bar of Michigan
Stephan Grynwajc, Attorney
Ted Small, Attorney
Thomas C. Grella, Chair, Task Force on the Evolving Business Model of Law Firms, ABA Law Practice Division
Timothy Howe
Toby Grytafey, Legal Aid Attorney
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Organization
Wayne Moore

 

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