July 11, 2016


In the News

Read about the Commission in the news and news stories related to the Commission's work.

Tech and the Law: An Interview with American Bar Association President William Hubbard - Monkey Paw Robot Arm

Call the lawyers! But what about those who can't afford it? - The Irish Times

ABA says New York lawyers key to shaping future legal services - Reprint by permission of New York State Bar Association

The ABA Turns Up the Heat on Legal Service Innovation - Thomson Reuters 

How a Mexican Kid from the Ghetto Winds up with Hanging with Elite Legal Minds - Tom's Blog

True innovation in the legal industry requires outside views and thinking, summit speakers says - ABA Journal

Summit on legal innovation in legal services gets underway in Silicon Valley - ABA Journal

How the ABA is using technology to make legal services more accessible by Meg Graham, Blue Sky Reporter - Chicago Tribune

Are Nonlawyer 'Legal Technicians' the Wave of the Future? by David Gialanella - National Law Journal

Innovation touted in hearing on future of legal services - ABA News

Embracing Innovation to Expand Access to Civil Justice - The Judges Journal Vol. 54 No. 1

The Future Ain't What it Used to Be (Yogi Berra) by Linda Rexer, Executive Director, Michigan State Bar Foundation - Management Information Exchange Journal

A Push for Legal Aid in Civil Cases Finds Its Advocates by Erik Eckholm and Ian Lovett - The New York Times

Mind the gap: Bar associations work toward a "watershed moment" for legal services by Robert J. Derocher - Bar Leader Vol. 39 No. 1

"Access to justice is a major challenge Cumberland students may help meet, says ABA President"- Samford University‚Äôs Cumberland School of Law Website

Will Computers Replace Lawyers? by Donald Scarinci - NJ.com

Too many shut out of justice, ABA president says - Chicago Sun-Times

BigLaw Must Up Pro Bono Role Or Face Oversight: ABA Chief by Andrew Strickler - Law360 

New ABA President William Hubbard wants to close legal services delivery gap for poor by James Podgers - ABA Journal

Welcoming the ABA's New President - The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

New ABA President to Focus on Innovation: Business of Law by Ellen Rosen - BloombergBusiness

William Hubbard at Elon Law: creative disruptors needed in law and legal education - Elon University's Website

View video clips from the 2015 Bar Leadership Institute's session Opportunities in an Era of Disruption: Five Takes on the Future of the Profession

Experts offered their perspectives on the delivery of legal services, technology, professionalism, and the legal marketplace for consumers.

Moderator and Contributor:

Deborah Epstein Henry
Ardmore, PA
Founder and President, Law and Reorder



William C. Hubbard
Columbia, SC
President, American Bar Association


William Hornsby
Chicago, IL
Staff Counsel, ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services

Paula J. Frederick
Atlanta, GA
General Counsel, State Bar of
Georgia and Member, ABA
Commission on the Future
           of Legal Services

Jim Calloway
Oklahoma City, OK
Director, Management Assistance Program, Oklahoma Bar Association