Real Life Legal: Opposing Counsel Throw Up Barriers to Unbundled Services

(Note – I spoke too soon in my earlier post – but I had to get this off my chest!) This past February 2013, the ABA passed this Resolution to encourage practitioners  (presumably solos and pre-paid providers, since those committees co-sponsored the resolution) to provide unbundled legal services.  No doubt, most ardent proponents of unbundled…

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Make Money Monday: The Done With You Legal Business Model

For years, legal futurists have lamented that the legal profession hasn’t been able to develop fully do-it-yourself products with the same widespread adoption rate as Turbotax. Most commentators blame outdated ethics rules and protectionism for the lack of success but in truth, the fault lies with clients.   Because many clients don’t want a DIY solution…

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Make Money Mondays: One Price Doesn’t Fit All

Most lawyers would never admit that they pretty much charge the same price for everything.  For example, one lawyer might argue that his rates are only $250/hr – a real bargain as compared to so-and-so down the street who bills out at $500.  Yet I’d be willing to bet that even with the one lawyer…

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Another Day, Another Directory for Lawyers

Via Bob Ambrogi’s  Law Sites blog, I learned of the launch of Modern Attorney, a new legal directory intended to serve the needs of today’s millennials. Developed by Next Chapter  which was recently acquired by Fastcase, Modern Attorney includes the types of information believed to be important to millennial in choosing a lawyer – such…

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322 Legal Tech Tools for NonLawyers…That Lawyers Can Also Use

Last week, the American Bar Foundation released a Survey of Legal Tech for Non-Lawyers, authored by MacArthur Fellow, Professor Rebecca Sandefur. Sandefur’s exhaustive study identified 322 technology tools for non-lawyers that offer assistance with a range of criminal and civil problems. As shown on the chart, most of the tools serve one of three functions:…

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