The Future Is Now: Legal Services 2.016 was a TED-like conference for lawyers. It featured eight talks delivered by leaders and innovators in the legal profession. These provocative and engaging talks underscored the need to deliver legal services in new ways and showcased how innovations were already making a difference in services.
Speakers highlighted a call to action on the access to justice problem, particularly the vast unmet civil legal needs of citizens and on the injustices in the criminal justice system, particularly sentencing guidelines. Speakers shared how firms or organizations are delivering legal services more efficiently through the use of technology. Speakers introduced regulatory changes that allow a new limited licensed lawyer to practice in Washington State and the idea of proactive rather than reactive regulation of lawyers.
In conclusion, we were reminded that professionalism principles are the bedrock of the legal system and propel us to develop better ways to serve our clients and society.
Check out the videos of these thought-provoking talks on innovations in the delivery of legal services. Share them with your colleagues. Let’s continue to foster learning, inspiration and conversations that matter.