Tuesday, August 16, 2016

ABA announces plan to create Center for Innovation

A few days ago I reviewed the final report of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services (see here) and pointed out that one of its recommendations was for the ABA to create a Center for Innovation. 

So, not wasting any time, on Monday, the ABA announced the creation of the Center, whose purpose will be "to foster innovative and ground-breaking approaches to bridging the access to justice gap as well as to improve the delivery of legal services."  The Center will also serve as a resource center for ABA members, keep track of the ABA’s innovative efforts and provide fellowships for attorneys to collaborate with professionals in the technological, entrepreneurial and design industries.  It will be located at the ABA’s headquarters in Chicago. The first major project for the Center will be to assist with a court-annexed online dispute resolution pilot project in New York.

The ABA Journal online has more information here.

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