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Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services

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.

2021 Legal Incubator Survey

The Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services has completed a survey of Legal Incubator programs. The final report and survey instrument are now available.

2024 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access

Nominations are now closed

The Brown Award recognizes programs and projects that advance access to legal services for those of modest incomes. The award will be presented at the 2024 Midyear Meeting.

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Free Virtual Conference on Unbundling

On April 20-22, 2021, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS), The Chicago Bar Foundation, the ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, and the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) hosted a three-day event focused on the major hows and whys of supporting and implementing the practice of unbundled legal services. The sessions offered content relevant to members of the private bar, legal aid, and those involved with court-annexed projects.

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Legal Incubators

Legal Incubators have emerged as models that enable newly-admitted lawyers to acquire the range of skills necessary to launch successful practices that provide affordable legal services. This site provides a directory of current and planned incubator programs, profiles of the programs, latest developments and other resources.

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More resources from the Standing Committee can be found here

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Redesigning Legal Speaker Series

IAALS, the ABA Center for Innovation, the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, the ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, and Legal Hackers are hosting a quarterly speaker series, Redesigning Legal, to provide a forum to learn about and discuss the regulatory changes underway, the challenges they face, and the opportunities they provide. Industry leaders and experts will offer a variety of perspectives and break down common assumptions and misunderstandings, as well as provide information on the nature and scope of the access to justice crisis and barriers to sustainable legal access. Click here for more information

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