The OBA Civil Litigation section is putting on a session bearing this title on 30 April. Here is how the topic is being described:
The legal marketplace is changing. Lawyers and law firms face increasing pressure to control costs in litigation and must adapt to provide superior results for a lower price. Learn about the trends, tools and techniques that will help you meet client expectations, deliver extra value, minimize overhead and maximize your bottom line.
Topics to be covered are : unbundling, outsourcing, advocacy referral and methods of using technology to do more with less. New ethical quagmires and avoiding the pitfalls that emerge from this new approach to, will also feature prominently.
We hear about this changing face of the practice incessantly: growing numbers of self reps; access to civil denied for financial reasons to ever-expanding sections of society; court lists and judges groaning under the weight of the extra time required to deal with these kind of cases.
The profession must adapt.
This session will help show practitioners how.