Come to the 7th Annual Baylor Law Alumni Weekend on October 21-22 and get 2 CLE hours of ethics credits!
“Legal Innovation: Where Do Lawyers and Law Schools Need to Be Going?” - Sat., Oct. 22, 10:00-12:00 in Room 127
Tom Harris, Partner of Haynes and Boone, LLP
Hayes Fuller, President of Naman Howell Smith & Lee, PLLC
Thomas Baird, President of Baird, Crews, Schiller & Whitaker, P.C.
Keith Calcote, Associate General Counsel and Head of Litigation for Motiva Enterprises LLC
Judge Lora Livingston, 261st Civil District Court of Travis County
Professor Jim Wren
Associate Dean Leah Jackson Teague
Moderator: Dean Brad Toben
The speed of legal innovation is increasing, driven by demands for limits on attorney fees and the desire of lawyers to preserve profitability. In the midst of these pressures there exists an access-to-justice problem, with more than half of the American public facing legal problems without legal representation. In August, the American Bar Association released its Report on the Future of Legal Services. How will legal practice change in the next decade, and how does legal education need to adjust to help lawyers both thrive and meet the ethical obligation to provide affordable legal counsel to the public?
On October 22nd, a rapid-fire focus group will tackle these professional, educational, and ethical issues, responding to the new ABA Report and the issues it raises. The panelists represent small and large law firms, corporate general counsel, the judiciary, and legal academia. There will be opportunity for audience participation and input.
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