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RPC 5.4 and Other Fairytales

On the Future of Law

I’d like to borrow from Lewis Caroll and tell you a little nonsensical story about a serious subject, which is about how the ABA needs to undertake a wholesale change in the ethics rules; particularly RPC 5.4, which currently prohibits non-lawyers from ownership or investment in law firms. I...

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Lawyers Must Shape the Future of Law

On the Future of Law

At the ReInvent Law Laboratory’s London Conference in June, 2014, I presented an ignite talk on the current state of the legal profession’s regulatory status and its prospective future absent change.  The talk was entitled, Lawyers in Wonderland, or Why the ABA Should Undertake a Wholesale Reformation of Model...

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8 Must Have Legal Innovations

Opinions and Commentary on the Future of Law

The American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on the Future of Legal Services released an Issues Paper on November 3, 2014, which solicited public comment.  In December I submitted my comments, which can be found on McKinley Irvin’s blog.  While the Commission called for comment on a number of significant...

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Lawyers in Wonderland

Sights and Sounds on the Future of Law

This video was taken of my presentation, Lawyers in Wonderland, or Why the ABA Should Undertake a Wholesale Reformation of Model Lawyer Ethics Rules, and Specifically Rule 5.4, which Currently Prohibits Non-Lawyer Ownership or Investment in Law Firms, at ReInvent Law Laboratory’s London Conference in June, 2014....

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