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The Changing Landscape of the Legal Profession Webinar
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Webinar on The Changing Landscape of the the Legal Profession. Come to the CBA Law Center on May 3rd for networking and conversation in advance of the program.

5/3/2016
When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
1:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Where: CBA Law Center
30 Bank Street
New Britain, Connecticut 
United States
Contact: Member Service Center
(860)223-4400


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Program Description:

With continued efforts to bridge the serious justice gap between those in need of legal services and those represented by counsel this symposium will cover the following topics:

  • Addressing the Justice Gap and Non-Lawyer Initiatives
  • The Rise of Non-Lawyer Entrepreneurs Providing Legal Services
  • Lawyer Referral Service | What Does the Future Hold?

Selected Speakers:
Dan Lear,
Esq., Director of Industry Relations, Avvo
Chas Rampenthal, Esq., General Counsel, LegalZoom
Chad Burton, Esq., CEO, CuroLegal
Robert Aicher, Esq., Chief Executive Officer, Zeekbeek
Judy Perry Martinez, Esq., Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard
Joanne Macri, Esq., NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services

Agenda:
2:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks from New York State Bar Association President
David P. Miranda, Partner, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, PC

2:10 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Addressing the Justice Gap: Non-Lawyer Initiatives to Address the Needs of the Underserved
What Lawyers Need to Know about What's on the Horizon and Challenges and Guidelines for the Legal Profession

This panel will explore the use of non-lawyers and what's on the horizon and discuss the different initiatives such as limited legal licensed technicians, in the State of Washington and New York's Housing Advocates.

Moderator:
Glenn Lau-Kee, Esq., Past President, New York State Bar Association; Partner, Kee & Lau-Kee, PLLC

Panelists:

Judy Perry Martinez, Esq., Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard
Roger Juan Maldonado, Esq., Balber Pickard Maldonado & Van Der Tuin, PC.
Steve Crossland, Esq., Crossland Law Office
Joanne Macri, Esq., NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Rise of Non-Lawyer Entrepreneurs Providing Legal Services
Unauthorized Practice of Law, the UBE and What This Means for the Future of the Legal Profession and Non-Lawyer Innovation

Technology and the internet have greatly changed the practice of law, and how we connect with and serve our clients. We will discuss what this means for the future of the legal profession and the concerns over the increase of non-lawyer legal service providers. Combining a discussion of a basic overview and the current legal marketplace and future trends. The panel will review ethics-based opportunities, constraints and concerns, and will explore the impact of non-lawyer entrepreneurs and their impact on the public and the profession.

Moderator:
Vincent E. Doyle, III, Esq., Past President, New York State Bar Association; Connors & Vilardo, LLP

Panelists:
Dan Lear, Esq., Director of Industry Relations, Avvo
Chas Rampenthal, Esq., General Counsel, LegalZoom
David P. Miranda, Esq., President, New York State Bar Association; Partner, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, PC, 
Miles S. Winder, III, Esq., President, New Jersey State Bar Association

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lawyer Referral Service | What Does the Future Hold?
Learn more about how the organized bar provides Lawyer Referral Service. What are the requirements? What are bar associations doing to help their members and the public? What are the future trends? Learn about the interplay of other online directories and what's in store for the future of the delivery of legal services.

Panelists will cover:

  • Reaction to Web Directories
  • Lawyer Referral Service - Hybrid Approaches Ohio/Michigan with Zeekbeek
  • Benefiting Lawyer and Benefiting Clients - Success Stories: NYC Bar Lawyer Referral
  • Our NYSBA Option/Directory
  • Zeekbeek

Moderator:
Claire P. Gutekunst, Esq., President-elect, New York State Bar Association, Independent Arbitrator and Mediator

Panelists:
Chad Burton, Esq., CEO, CuroLegal,
William H. Pugh V, Esq., President, Pennsylvania Bar Association; Partner, Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer, LLP
Stacey Whiteley, Managing Director of Legal and Community Services, New York State Bar Association
George Wolff, Esq., Executive Director, Legal Referral Service New York City Bar Association,
Robert Aicher, Esq., Chief Executive Officer, Zeekbeek