Special Committee on Evolving Legal Markets

This Special Committee has been formed to research the evolving legal marketplace.

Chair
Wiseman Ashworth Law Group
511 Union St. Ste. 800
Nashville, TN 372191743
(615)254-1877

New York Times Reviews UT Law Professor’s Book

In “Rebooting Justice: More Technology, Fewer Lawyers and The Future of Law,” authors Benjamin H. Barton and Stephanos Bibas examine the severe difficulties poor and middle-class Americans face in fully understanding and navigating the justice system. Published by Encounter Books, the book looks at ways technology and innovation might be used to simplify and change the process itself. The New York Times, reviewed the book, calling it “enlightening and well-written.” Co-author Barton currently serves as the Helen and Charles Lockett Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law.
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New York Bar Ethics Committee Says Lawyers May Not Use Avvo

The New York State Bar Association today released two ethics opinions on lawyers and "electronic marketing services," one of which found that lawyers may not ethically utilize Avvo Legal Services. According to the opinion, Avvo’s current structure requires the payment of a “marketing fee” by the lawyer, which the New York Bar’s Committee on Professional Ethics found to be an improper payment. To learn more about consumer-facing services and their use in Tennessee, check out the TBA’s CLE from the Modern Law Practice Series.
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