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Packel and Jackson, ALM: The Fight Over the Future of Law Firm Ownership Has Put an Industry at Odds

Wednesday, February 26, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Extract from Dan Packel and Dylan Jackson's article "The Fight Over the Future of Law Firm Ownership Has Put an Industry at Odds"

Big Law is suddenly taking an unusual interest in how average Americans are served by the legal system.

It’s not that lawyers at the apex of the profession have historically been indifferent to the plight of the marginalized—the flourishing of well-funded, prestige-generating pro bono programs at elite firms tells the opposite story. But the growing recognition of an access-to-justice crisis in American society—in which individuals and families struggle to find assistance for pressing legal needs—is ushering in a ­reform movement. Along the way, it could unintentionally—or perhaps intentionally—change the business model of Big Law.

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