Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services

About the Standing Committee The ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services has the mandate to improve access to lawyers and legal services for those of moderate incomes – those who do not qualify for legal aid yet lack the resources for full legal representation.

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NEWS & BAR JOURNAL ARTICLES
A collection of developments in moderate-income delivery as well as
bar journal articles and blog posts on topics related to the mission of the Committee. 



EVENTS 

Upcoming events, event archives
and recorded webinars. 

Click here to access materials and a recap
of conference tweets from "Better Access through Unbundling, From Ideation to Implementation."




MEET THE COMMITTEE


Informational Report to the House of Delegates (details the Committee's activities)


History of the Committee


Committee Roster 





UNBUNDLING RESOURCE CENTER
 
Rules, cases, ethics opinions and more to help lawyers, bar leaders, the
judiciary, court administrators, scholars and the media better understand and critically analyze the issues involved
with limited scope representation, aka unbundling. 




ONLINE LEGAL CHECKUPS
To help people recognize when their problems have legal solutions and become aware of the resources available to resolve those problems.
Currently in development.




YEAR IN REVIEW REPORT
Released annually to chronicle the work of the Delivery Committee and others who share a commitment to advancing access for those of moderate income. It highlights relevant articles, initiatives, policy, models and more.




LEGAL INCUBATORS
 
Enabling newly-admitted lawyers to launch successful and sustainable practices that provide affordable legal services. This site provides a directory of programs, profiles of the programs, latest developments and other resources. SAVE THE DATE for the
next annual incubator conference taking place April 12-14, 2018 at the Georgia State University College of Law. 




LOUIS M. BROWN AWARD
Presented annually to programs and projects that advance access to legal services for those of moderate
incomes in ways that are exemplary and replicable. BROWN SELECT goes to the nominee that gets the most votes from the general public. 2018 Award nominations are now being accepted. Nominations are due December 5, 2017. 




THE ROADMAP TO ACCESS - Where Ideas Become Change 

A coalition dedicated to improving access to legal services through changes in policies, procedures and systems designs. Formerly known as the Blueprint Project.  

     


REINVENTING THE PRACTICE
OF LAW
, edited by Luz Herrera
A book that explores ways in which lawyers can change their practices
to make things better - for them-
selves, their clients and their neighborhoods. Available in print, eBook and by chapter.





SLIDING-SCALE & ALTERNATIVE
FEE ARRANGEMENTS
 
Resources such as articles and toolkits
that aim to familiarize lawyers with alternatives to the traditional billable
hour. 

     



LINKS TO LAWYERS
The ABA House of Delegates approved Resolution 114 at the 2016 Annual Meeting calling upon those that provide online legal forms to the public to include clear and conspicuous links to lawyers or lawyer referral services.




AFFORDABLE LEGAL SERVICES: 
Notable initiatives in the delivery of legal services designed to make legal services more readily available to people of average means. Includes a directory of (often) sliding-scale non-profit law firms.