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Access to Justice

Using Tech to Expand the Pro Bono Provider Pie

When the phrase “legal tech” comes to mind, it's usually associated with the tools that propel law firm operations, or even automating tasks otherwise performed by lawyers to reduce corporate legal spend. But what if legal tech ultimately shines ...

Susan Kostal - July 19, 2018
TALS A2J Q&A with Ann Pruitt

Ann Pruitt of TALS: Promoting Legal Wellness Via Technology

In Attorney at Work's A2J Q&A series, Mary Juetten introduces the inspiring people behind innovative programs and initiatives. In this interview, she asks Ann Jarvis Pruitt, Executive Director of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, about ...

Mary Juetten - July 13, 2018

Five Ways to Support Diverse Legal Tech Entrepreneurs

In recent years, a frustrating paradox has emerged: Far more legal technology is being built than ever before, yet somehow the justice gap in America keeps widening. A whopping 86 percent of low-income individuals who need legal help in the U.S. ...

Kristen Sonday - May 18, 2018
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Urban Lawyers, Rural Clients: Tech Considerations

Most legal professionals would agree that the profession is saturated. With so many lawyers out there, there is heavy competition for clients. But as I wrote about in "Representing Rural Clients from a Big-City Office," this is not the case in ...

Nika Kabiri - October 26, 2017
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State of the Group Legal Services Industry: Things to Know

Earlier this year, I attended the Group Legal Services Association annual meeting in Arizona. The highlight was the spirited "State of the Industry" panel. While the panel reported that the industry isn't yet seeing change at a disruptive rate, ...

Mary Juetten - August 3, 2017
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Legal Incubators Help New Solo Practitioners Overcome Hurdles

It is said that new lawyers only face two challenges when opening their own practices: not knowing how to practice law and not knowing how to manage a practice. Other than that, the rest is easy. Other than that, the rest is easy. In ...

Martin Pritikin - July 10, 2017

10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur James Jones Jr.

James Jones Jr. bumped up against a problem most new lawyers face when he first hung his shingle: where to find clients. That later led to a big idea. After practicing law for a decade, Jones and co-founder Kristina Jones launched Court Buddy in ...

Luigi Benetton - June 15, 2017