Federal judge authorizes IRS tax evasion inquiry involving offshore legal services

JURIST

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Tax Division and the IRS released a joint statement on the investigation: This action underscores our Office’s commitment to hold accountable those who use offshore service providers to avoid U.S.

Alternative Legal Service Providers – An ally to embrace

Cenza

The legal industry, as with any other industry, faces tough competition. Therefore, legal service providers have been contending to streamline their processes and systems with the aid of technology. Infusing innovation while re-engineering a service.

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LawNext: Reregulation of Legal Services – A Panel of Five Leading Experts Discuss

LawSites

There may be no more critical issue facing the legal profession than reregulation of legal services. LawNext Episode 34: Alternative Legal Models – A Panel Discussion (with Patrick Palace and others)(April 9, 2019).

ILTACON Tackles Changing Legal Service Delivery Models

InHouseOps

This year, however, there was a noticeable shift towards a discussion of business models throughout the legal industry. Change Management and User Group Lessons Learned from The Roses; The Future of Legal Services Pricing; and The Legal Engineer Consultant.

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.

Launching a Subscription-Based Legal Services Program for My Law Firm

Attorney at Work

As an ethics attorney, I am frequently asked about the ethics of subscription legal services. Here is my story of how the practice hatched from an idea to a full-fledged service line. We also found a lot of variance in how they envisioned using the service.

How to market your legal services to Hispanic clients

ABAJournal

population, and for an enterprising lawyer, serving the legal needs of Spanish-speaking clients seems… Hispanics are becoming an increasingly large segment of the U.S.

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…

Justice Gap Demands Look At New Legal Service Models

Law 360

Current restrictions on how lawyers structure their businesses stand in the way of meaningful access to justice for many Americans, so states should follow the lead of Utah and Florida and test out innovative law firm business models through regulatory sandboxes, says Zachariah DeMeola at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System

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…

Legal Services Biz Epiq Can't Dodge Data Breach Suit

Law 360

A California federal judge has refused to dismiss a proposed class action against legal services company Epiq Systems Inc. over a 2020 data breach, finding that an individual whose personal information was illegally accessed should be allowed to proceed with his allegations

“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

‘Talk Justice’ seeks to amplify ‘unexpected’ voices in support of civil legal aid

LegalTalkNetwork

Aiming for a wider reach and audience, the civil legal aid podcast Talk Justice has joined the Legal Talk Network. Produced by the Legal Services Corporation , the podcast features a rotating lineup of hosts covering civil legal aid funding and access to justice.

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Indiana Court of Appeals: state may withdraw from federal unemployment program

JURIST

Indiana Legal Services, Inc. , a nonprofit legal services organization representing the unemployment recipients, is yet to indicate whether it will appeal the decision.

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.

Legal Staffing Lessons for Today’s Marketplace

Attorney at Work

Contract attorneys have made it possible for legal organizations to level up their teams’ expertise without increasing headcount. . The capability to scale up and down as demand requires is a true advantage for any legal organization.

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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.

Business Law Issues and Trends

LegalReader

Actions to improve the overall practice, such as the potential limits on billable hours and the possibilities of legal services outsourcing are also expected to make more waves this year. .

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ABC Legal Wins Legal Vendor of the Year Award 

LegalReader

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

LegalReader

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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.

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.

Ethics opinion gives NY attorneys green light to advise on, partake in cannabis

ABAJournal

The New York State Bar Association has announced in an ethics opinion that lawyers may provide legal services to clients in compliance with the state’s…

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…

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

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

Afternoon Briefs: LSC could see $600M in 2022 funding; Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ to receive shorter prison sentence

ABAJournal

Legal Services Corp. could receive largest funding increase under new legislation The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations approved on Thursday funding legislation that includes…

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. .

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

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…

AG Garland Pushes Major Law Firms and Law Schools to Protect Renters Against Eviction

The Crime Report

Attorney General Merrick Garland urged members of the legal community to take immediate action to help address the “looming housing and eviction crisis.” The Biden administration is calling on law firms and law schools to help fight evictions following a U.S.

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

My Shingle

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.

Woman-Led Remote Litigation Startup Raises $1 Million Seed Round

LawSites

Lightning Law Technologies , a Seattle startup developing software for remote testimony and legal proceedings, has raised a $1 million seed, which the company will use to accelerate development of its platform.

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

ILTA to Launch Legal Innovation Hub to Bring Together Investors, Founders and Buyers

LawSites

Aiming to create a community that brings together developers, investors and buyers of legal technology products in order to expand opportunities for all three groups, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) will launch the ILTA Innovation Hub Aug.