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What lawyers can learn from a dollar-store model.

Talk about inspiring. And if that wasn't bad enough, it's un ericcrapton03/17/17
eh. I haven't read the article, but, there have always been dingbat03/17/17
My takeaway is that he's criticizing law firms for lagging i mrtor03/17/17
Provide subpar services to poors and the ignorant at rates t isthisit03/17/17
Lawyers need to do divorces for 99 dollars NOW! mrlollipop03/18/17
ericcrapton (Mar 17, 2017 - 10:35 am)

Talk about inspiring. And if that wasn't bad enough, it's under a category called "the new normal." http://www.abajournal.com/legalrebels/article/what_lawyers_can_learn_from_a_dollar_store_model/

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dingbat (Mar 17, 2017 - 10:42 am)

eh. I haven't read the article, but, there have always been attorneys who use that business model. I've often seen billboards advertising things like a divorce for $399. Or the ones who renegotiate property tax assessments for new home buyers.

It's just that for years things like the ABA only focused on the glamorous side of the legal profession, and ignored the ones in the slums. Now they're waking up to the fact that not everyone is biglaw, and that as a business it makes just as much sense to cater to the other side

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mrtor (Mar 17, 2017 - 11:03 am)

My takeaway is that he's criticizing law firms for lagging in their efforts to increase efficiency through the use of technology. The author believes it's time to use modern automation to slash headcounts and lower billing rates.

It's going to a be very different world in 10-20 years when there is mass unemployment because of these "great innovations."

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isthisit (Mar 17, 2017 - 7:46 pm)

Provide subpar services to poors and the ignorant at rates that rivals your local notario?

Sign me up. But Satan have mercy on my malpractice insurance.

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mrlollipop (Mar 18, 2017 - 3:26 am)

Lawyers need to do divorces for 99 dollars NOW!

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