Practice Forward with lawyer referral services
On Aug. 4, Patricia Lee Refo became the 144th president of the American Bar Association. She did not come empty-handed. In May, responding to the COVID-19 crisis that arose during Refo’s fourth quarter as President-elect, the ABA announced the formation of the Practice Forward Coordinating Group, co-chaired by veteran bar leaders Laura Farber and William R. Bey. A significant part of its mission is to help lawyers be ethically productive and financially viable in the face of the unknown long-term effects of the pandemic.