1236 ABA Journal Solos/Small Firms articles.
Solving the rural attorney shortage won’t be easy, given that few law graduates appear willing to set up shop in rural America. The situation is only expected to worsen in the near future, given that many lawyers in less-populated counties are approaching retirement age and no younger attorneys have moved in to replace them.
Feb 1, 2020 12:00 AM CST
Jan 16, 2020 2:39 PM CST
Lawyer appointed to pro bono case can’t avoid representation, federal judge rules
A Connecticut lawyer appointed as pro bono counsel in a prisoner’s civil rights case doesn’t qualify for an…
Jan 14, 2020 4:37 PM CST
The technology’s promise to lawyers that they would never have to enter another timeslip has remained unfulfilled. But new time-capture software with artificial intelligence composed of machine learning and natural language processing is rolling out.
Nov 1, 2019 2:20 AM CDT
In this new episode of Asked and Answered, Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward talks to Karen Kaplowitz about ways the experience pairing works well, having more diverse legal teams, and finding better ways to use social media in marketing.
Oct 28, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
A Texas lawyer has taken down a sign for her criminal defense practice that pictured a large marijuana leaf and the scales of justice.
Lawyer Harmony Schuerman erected her sign…
Jul 26, 2019 11:19 AM CDT
Jason M. Foscolo works exclusively with farmers and food entrepreneurs as founder of the Food Law Firm. An innovative subscription billing service allows Foscolo to keep both his hours and his income steady. He lives and works in Red Hook, a charming town in New York’s Hudson Valley known for its family farms, scenic nature trails and sophisticated restaurants.
Jul 1, 2019 2:25 AM CDT
The fledgling virtual firm Vanst Law in San Diego has no office, no break room and no conference room of its own—so the partners get creative about finding ways to stay collegial. “Our firm culture is extremely important to us. We can’t meet at the watercooler, but isolation isn’t a problem,” says founder and CEO Cynthia Morgan-Reed.
Jul 1, 2019 1:25 AM CDT
Lawyers in markets with less competition might be more likely to racially discriminate against clients seeking legal representation, a Yale researcher has concluded.
Yale University lecturer and postdoctoral associate Jun 6, 2019 3:26 PM CDT
Coworking is different from renting an office in a commercial building or from another law firm. Rather than signing a lease, a lawyer pays a monthly membership fee. The lowest membership level provides a “virtual office” where an attorney uses the address on letterhead, gets mail and receives limited time each month for working or meeting clients.
Jun 1, 2019 12:55 AM CDT
Jack Fan is a volunteer with Texas Legal Answers, part of the ABA’s Free Legal Answers virtual legal aid clinic. The service allows income-eligible clients to post civil legal questions for pro bono attorneys in their state. According to the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, which annually recognizes attorneys who provide extraordinary pro bono services through Free Legal Answers, Fan has answered more questions than any other attorney in the country. In 2018, he responded to nearly 1,100 of them.
May 1, 2019 1:30 AM CDT
Mar 7, 2019 6:30 AM CSTABA Techshow panel, “Planning for Tomorrow, Today,” Peter Roberts, a private practice management consultant from Washington state, said that succession planning starts with hiring practices.
Feb 28, 2019 4:50 PM CST
A Charleston, West Virginia, lawyer who set up a misleading GoFundMe page to fund his transition to solo practice has been suspended from law practice.
The West Virginia Supreme Court…
Jan 31, 2019 12:42 PM CST
The legal sector is increasingly providing nontraditional benefits, such as flexible work arrangements, paid volunteer time and pet-friendly offices, according to a new report.