Posts Categorized: Access

And the walls came down

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Last week, I had the pleasure of delivering a speech to the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System¬†(IAALS), an innovative program headquartered at the University of Denver that addresses reforms to legal education,¬†access to justice, and judicial selection. They had asked me for a presentation that would explain the challenges facing the… Read more »

Lawyers and the red balloon

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Like many parents of small children, I’ve gotten to know Thomas The Tank Engine, and the peculiar universe he inhabits, far too well. As an example, I’ve now read the story James and the Red Balloon so often that I’ve begun to draw lessons for the legal profession from it. To summarize: among the trains… Read more »

Solving the wrong problem

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The New York Times caused quite a stir last week when it published an article that looked at a third-party litigation funding company focused on the family law market. Balance Point Divorce Funding covers the cost of a party’s divorce proceeding in exchange for a share of what it calls the “winnings.” The article describes… Read more »

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