It was a pleasure and an honor to interview Judy Perry Martinez, chair of the ABA Presidential Commission on the Future of Legal Services for the Digital Edge podcast. She discussed the work of the commission and specific actions the commission is taking to find solutions, including grassroots meetings across the country, a national summit, public hearings, and lawyer education. She explains how discussions with lawyers, judges, technology innovators, law students, academics, and law librarians bring awareness to issues in the changing legal landscape and encourages solution and new ideas. I was pleased to ask her about the future of solo and small firm lawyers as I fear many contemplated changes do not take into account their valuable role in society. She certainly appreciates the role of that group.
But the times are a-changing. There is no doubt about that. It is good for lawyers that many leaders of their profession as trying to help chart that future in a way that is positive.