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Game Change: The ABA and Self-Help Legal Shops
Seek Common Ground
October 6, 2014
William C. Hubbard
From Law Technology News
This article quotes partner William Hubbard in his capacity as president of the American Bar Association.
Hell may have just frozen over. After years of outright hostility, the organized bar is not only acknowledging the role of Web-based self-help, lawyer referral services, and lawyer marketing but is about to actively participate with one of the most visible providers. On Aug. 8, at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Bar Association in Boston, the ABA and Rocket Lawyer, a San Francisco-based online legal services provider, announced in a press release that they are "teaming up to explore innovative solutions to a vexing legal paradox—the difficulty small businesses face finding affordable legal services at a time when many lawyers would welcome expanding professional opportunities."
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