Law Office Technology/Management Section

Issues relating to law practice management and computer technology are the focus of this section, which also informs its members on the latest in technology and practice management. It annually hosts the Law Tech CLE and exposition.

Hardee, Martin & Donahoe
213 E Lafayette
Jackson, TN 38301

UT Law Prof’s Book Examines Changes to the Legal Profession

University of Tennessee College of Law Professor Benjamin Barton argues that the struggles today’s legal professional faces may transform the practice of law and benefit American consumers. In a new book, “Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession,” published this month by Oxford University Press, Barton explains his prediction: “It is true that the legal profession and law schools are in for tough sledding for the next few years, but there is a significant upside to these changes,” Barton said. For example, he argues that soon lawyers may earn lower incomes but devote their time to more fulfilling work and become more efficient in how they use their time.

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‘Soaring Rhetoric’ Doesn’t Save Jacoby’s Suit Challenging Ban on Outside Ownership in Law Firms

A federal judge in Manhattan has dismissed a suit challenging New York’s ban on outside equity ownership in law firms, deeming arguments by Jacoby & Meyers to be “frivolous” and lacking “logical coherence.” Jacoby’s arguments — that the ban violated the First and 14th amendments and the dormant commerce clause — are “entirely without merit,” U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan said in a decision on Wednesday. The ABA Journal has the story.

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