Delivery Committee Initiatives & Awards



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. SAVE THE DATE for the 
next annual incubator conference taking place April 12-14, 2018 at the Georgia State University College of Law. 




FOR LEGAL ACCESS is presented annually to programs and projects

that advance access to legal services

for those of moderate incomes in ways that are exemplary and replicable. All nominees of the Brown Award are also entered into the running for BROWN SELECT, which is presented to the Brown Award nominee that gets the most votes from the general public through online voting. 



THE ROADMAP TO ACCESS - Where Ideas Become Change, formerly known as the Blueprint Project, is a coalition dedicated to improving access to legal services through changes in policies, procedures and systems designs. Our goal is to look at the way things are done and think about how they can be done differently in order to maximize our commitment to justice for all through the resources of the legal community.



, edited by Professor Luz Herrera, explores ways in which lawyers can change their practices
to make things better - for themselves, their clients and their neighborhoods. The book encour-
ages lawyers to step out of the mold and consider how they can create better practices when providing personal legal services. The book is now available in print, as an eBook, and also by individual chapter.

CLIENT-CENTRIC LEGAL SERVICES: GETTING FROM HERE TO THERE was a conference that took place August 14-15, 2015 that focused on pivoting practitioners into 21st Century problem-solvers by enhancing engagement and exploring better client-centric compensation methods and
innovative delivery models. Learn more
and access conference materials here.

LINKS TO LAWYERS: The ABA House of Delegates approved Resolution 114 at the 2016 Annual Meeting. The resolution calls upon all those that provide online legal forms to the public to include clear and conspicuous links to lawyers or lawyer referral services. The Committee is working collaboratively to implement this policy. Contact Will Hornsby to share your support, questions or concerns. 

The Committee developed the UNBUNDLING RESOURCE CENTER 
to help lawyers, bar leaders, the
judiciary, court administrators, scholars and the media better understand and critically analyze the issues involved in limited scope representation, also known as unbundling. Materials include articles, reports, cases, rules, ethics opinions
and more. 

The Committee has received support from the ABA Enterprise Fund to
create and advance online LEGAL CHECKUPS that will help people recognize when their problems have legal solutions and become aware of
the resources available to resolve
those problems. Check back later for more developments.  

The annual YEAR IN REVIEW REPORT chronicles 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. It is designed to help broaden understanding of the issues, identify others who are working in parallel paths and facilitate conversations about increased avenues of access to legal services. Access the Year in Review reports here

The Delivery Committee works to identify and stimulate programs
designed to make legal services more readily available to people of average means. This area lists programs we believe are notable initiatives in the delivery of legal services to people
who do not qualify for subsidized legal services and yet lack the income to retain traditional legal representation, including a non-profit law firms and legal incubators. 

SLIDING-SCALE AND ALTERNATIVE FEE ARRANGEMENTS enable lawyers to make their services more affordable, accessible and transparent to low-and moderate-income clients. Visit this page for resources such as articles and toolkits that aim to familiarize lawyers with alternatives to the traditional billable hour.