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NCBP BAR PRESIDENT for October 4, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017   (0 Comments)
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How can technology solve our access to justice crisis?

Access to justice, the justice gap, or equal justice, all describe the same problem.  Read more in the ABA Journal.

Join us for the next NCBP 21st Century Lawyer...On Oct. 18, at 1:00 p.m. eastern, two renowned speakers from the 2016 NCBP Annual Meeting will join us on NCBP 21st Century Lawyer to talk about what it takes to be a bar leader in the 21st Century. Speakers include Jayne R. Reardon, Chicago, IL, Executive Director, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, and Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism, who will talk about leading your bar now and into the future; and Robert E. Hirshon, Ann Arbor, MI, Past President, American Bar Association and Maine State Bar Association, and Professor, University of Michigan Law School, who will discuss new models of legal practice that are coming to your locality and how you can remain relevant during this turbulent period. Read more and register now on the NCBP 21st Century Lawyer web page.

 Measuring the Legal Services Market in Utah...In Utah courts, more than half of all hearings involve at least one party without an attorney. This represents a massive untapped market opportunity that David S. McNeill, PhD, assistant director of Open Legal Services, a sliding scale nonprofit law firm in Salt Lake City, explores in a recent Utah Bar Journal.

Volunteers Needed for Disaster Assistance...Volunteer attorneys are needed to provide legal assistance to the residents of the several states and U.S. territories affected during this destructive hurricane season. The ABA Disaster Relief page provides links to resources for those interested in volunteering or in donating to legal services providers. In addition, press releases issued by the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands bar associations jointly with ABA Young Lawyers Division (YLD), provide further information. The ABA YLD, which coordinates legal services to disaster victims through an arrangement with FEMA, is making an urgent request for individuals to assist with relief legal services for individuals in Puerto Rico. Volunteers, particularly those conversant in Spanish, are asked to complete this intake form to be contacted by YLD coordinators. For more on ABA YLD’s disaster assistance role and how your members can help, watch this video.


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