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My Two Cents at the ABA Midyear Meeting

On the Future of Law

I had the opportunity to testify before the ABA Futures Commission on February 2, 2015 during the ABA Midyear Meeting.  I had already submitted written comments in December 2014, which focused on current and future changes in legal services – the business and profession. At the hearing I took...

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RPC 5.4 and Other Fairytales

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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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