Legal services providers to soar post-pandemic

Cenza

All businesses – from manufacturing and information technology to food and legal – have been adversely impacted. The entire legal ecosystem will likely undergo a seismic shift in the way it operates. What’s in store for legal service providers?

Legal services sector gains 4,800 jobs in January

ABAJournal

The legal services industry added 4,800 jobs in January following a loss of 1,500 jobs in December. Despite the improved outlook in January, the industry still…

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Arizona Licenses First Three Alternative Business Structures for Delivering Legal Services

LawSites

The Arizona Supreme Court has approved the first three entities to be licensed as alternative business structures, enabling businesses owned by non-lawyers to deliver legal services under the liberalized licensing rules the court approved last August.

Alternative legal service providers continue to increase their market share, survey finds

ABAJournal

Alternative legal service providers continue to make significant inroads in the legal industry, growing their global market share to $13.9 billion by the end of…

“Professor Aimed to Break Lawyers’ Monopoly on Legal Services; Deborah Rhode, who has died at age 68, worked to help the poor obtain better representation in court”

HowAppealing

“Professor Aimed to Break Lawyers’ Monopoly on Legal Services; Deborah Rhode, who has died at age 68, worked to help the poor obtain better representation in court”: This obituary , written by James R. Hagerty, appears in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal

Law Firm, Aid Group Sue Indiana Gov. Holcomb for Cutting Pandemic Benefits

LegalReader

Political Litigation erici holcomb federal pandemic benefits Indiana indiana legal services pandemic unemployment assistance pua unemploymentOne labor advocate says that Gov. Holcomb's decision will disproportionately affect minorities.

ABC Legal Wins Legal Vendor of the Year Award 

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In OnCon’s first legal awards, peers selected ABC Legal as the top legal vendor. Business legal services legal support services OnCon process process server

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3 Best Practices for Tackling Tech Trends in the Legal Field

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Pros, Cons, and Alternatives: California’s Courts Self-Help Center

APeoplesChoice

Many people who try to use the California courts self-help centers end up calling a registered legal document assistant service instead. Read on to learn how these self-help centers can help you, and whether a service such as A People's Choice's may be better suited for your situation.

The Rise of Non-Law Firm Competitors: Mitigating Concerns of Job Replacement Through Regulatory Sandboxes

LegalReader

Legal services have a reputation of being expensive and are therefore viewed as unattainable. The price tag of legal support is one that many Americans cannot afford.

Editor’s Picks: Secret’s out, clients are on TikTok | Why AI matters to the military | Why subscription models make sense

LegalTalkNetwork

One way to get legal futurists to be uncivil or at least rant is to talk about the billable hour as a foundation of law practice. Legal Rebels Podcast host Lyle Moran interviews Joyce Tong Oelrich and Zohra Tejani, the founders of Tong Tejani.

CLM providers leverage ALSPs to increase tech adoption and implementation

Cenza

As ALSPs climb up the value chain in the legal industry, CLM providers have an opportunity to build meaningful relationships with them. And, the legal industry has not remained impervious to its impact. And this is where alternative legal services providers (ALSP) come into play.

A People’s Choice’s Ventura County Legal Document Services Can Help You Save Money!

APeoplesChoice

Unfortunately, some clients discover our services only after spending countless hours in court and unnecessary funds on attorneys fees. Therefore, we always recommend extensively researching your options for legal assistance BEFORE hiring a lawyer.

Expectations For the Legal Industry Moving Forward

InHouseOps

Jonah Paransky, executive vice president and general manager of Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions, reflects on the effects COVID-19 will have on the legal industry moving forward, as it relates to diversity, alternative legal service providers, and what he’s both concerned and excited for looking ahead.

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Book Review: Unbound - How Entrepreneurship Is Dramatically Transforming Legal Services Today

TheLegacoExpress

How Entrepreneurship is Dramatically Transforming Legal Services Today. "The longer you wait, the farther -- and faster -- you will have to go just to catch up. You will be left behind in the ashes." The ongoing trend, described by the authors as a "fire," however, presents opportunities in the form of re-growth and regeneration to those who are innovative and entrepreneurial. Related Links: Originally published in Issue 3 (of Vol. 3) of the Legaco Express for Paralegals.

Legal industry has 40,600 more jobs than a year ago

ABAJournal

The legal services industry gained 3,800 jobs in April, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released Friday by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But the…

Afternoon Briefs: Legal industry jobs jump again; Boies Schiller emails admissible at former CEO’s trial

ABAJournal

Legal industry gains 1,700 jobs in May The legal services industry gained 1,700 jobs in May, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released Friday by U.S

How Small Firms Can Get Into Productization 

AboveTheLaw

Looking to move beyond traditional legal services? Technology ATL Non-Event Billing Jared Correia Legal Technology Non-Event Non-Eventcast Practice managementHere’s how one firm is doing it. .

Law firms may be at ‘tipping point’ for change because of COVID-19 pandemic, new report says

ABAJournal

Law firms learned lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic that could translate to permanent changes in the way that they manage their operations, deliver legal services

Legal industry gained 7,200 jobs last month but is still below last year’s numbers

ABAJournal

The legal services industry has gained jobs for two months in a row but still has 35,700 fewer jobs than a year ago. The legal

Make Money Monday: Take a Page Out of Legal Zoom’s IPO With Subscription

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To paraphrase from Legal Zoom’s recent IPO filing, legal services value is all about subscription, subscription, subscription. As the saying goes in real estate, house value is all about location, location, location.

Legal industry loses 1,400 jobs in March following big gain in February

ABAJournal

The legal services industry lost 1,400 jobs in March, leaving it 35,000 jobs behind where it was in March 2020—the month that the coronavirus outbreak…

United States: WilmerHale Careers: Client Work (Video) - WilmerHale

Mondaq

We are committed to providing consistently world-class legal services, as nothing less will suffice for the challenging matters our clients bring to us

Evolve The Law Podcast: Trista Engel Of Paragon Legal [Sponsored]

AboveTheLaw

Whether you're filling a hiring gap or managing overflow work, Paragon Legal can help you to resource your legal team. Listen in as CEO Trista Engel explores the expanding universe of project-based legal services on this week's podcast.

Best Practices for Working with a Process Server

NCBA

By Tracker Legal Services What Do Process Servers Do? Process servers are an important part of the legal process. Hiring an experienced process server can mean the difference between having your matter heard or having your matter continued or dismissed. In some situations, process servers provide defendants with notice of a pending lawsuit and uphold […]. Paralegal Division

Federal judge blocks fee increases for proceedings to deport immigrants

JURIST

The district court found that EOIR failed to adequately take into account the final rule’s impact on legal service providers like the plaintiffs.

Supreme Court Justice Ann Timmer on Arizona’s Sweeping Regulatory Reforms

LawSites

In ordering that change, as well as a package of additional reforms, the Arizona Supreme Court acted on the recommendations of a task force that had called for fundamental changes in the regulation of legal services, all with the goal of enhancing access to justice.

Los Angeles judge sued for requiring in-person appearances amid pandemic

JURIST

Five nonprofit legal service organizations sued the presiding judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday, seeking to prevent the court system from compelling in-person court appearances for traffic and unlawful detainer hearings.

Pro Bono Net and Legal Aid Groups Partner To Launch Eviction Resource For N.Y. Tenants

LawSites

At a time when many are predicting a tsunami of eviction cases resulting from the pandemic, the organization Pro Bono Net , in collaboration with several legal aid organizations, has launched TenantHelpNY.org , an online resource designed to help tenants in New York understand their housing rights.

GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

Law 360

General counsel from more than 200 corporations urged Congress to boost its spending for the Legal Services Corp., These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's former director highlighted challenges he said the U.S. is facing in confronting China on intellectual property and competing technologically.

Got a BCMR/DRB case?

Court-MartialTrialPractice

Read National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) v. Austin, Sec. Various statutory provisions and regulations require the U.S.

Whiter House Strengthens Legal Assistance for Minorities, Poor

The Crime Report

President Joe Biden will direct the Department of Justice to restore key functions of the Access to Justice Office and reestablish the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable, reports AP news. Justice Digest Legal Rights Policy & Politics

The future of legal business models and regulation

OpenLawLab

A quick sketch of Professor Gillian Hadfield’s presentation to the California Bar’s task force on innovation and access to legal services, on the need for business mod4l and legal regulatory reform. Can we create more efficient, accessible legal services if we create new business models that have scaled up entities that employ lawyers – but aren’t run by lawyers?

ACC Lauds 2021 Value Champs

InHouseOps

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has unveiled its 2021 Value Champions, recognizing a dozen law departments, and their outside partners, for using technology and data to optimize legal services and drive value. “As

Why Can’t The Legal Function Prove Its Value?

InHouseBlog

The legal function is oft-derided, and for many good reasons that have stood the test of time. But with the advent of digital transformation, which is affecting all industries, legal services are being reverse-engineered by customers to best suit their needs. at Legal Mosaic.

The Fate Of Midsize Firms In A Post-Pandemic World

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That’s why I found this year’s Thomson Reuters Institute 2021 Report on the State of the Midsize Legal Market, which was produced in collaboration with the Georgetown Center on Ethics and the Legal Profession, so interesting.

Managing Your Law Firm Through Change

LawTechnologyToday

She describes their transition to remote work, ways to support team communication and tech needs, and her firm’s focus on redesigning legal services to increase automation and accessibility.