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Public Information

If you are looking for a modern lawyer, search the CBA Find-A-Lawyer online directory by checking the box “Accepts Alternative Fee Arrangements”.  Modern representation means offering legal services in alternative ways that consider the client's needs and budget.

Modern Law Practice Initiative Materials

Check out our recent blog post about the new Modern Law Practice Initiative and what it means for you.

CLEs

Modern Law Practice CLEs

New Lawyer Edge Program

Unbundled Road Show: For Attorneys – a panel presentation of practitioners and judges skilled in the practice of unbundled legal services, including practical tips and ethical considerations. 

Unbundled Road Show: For Judicial Officers – a panel presentation of judges and practitioners familiar with the effects unbundled legal services have on the bench and court personnel, including practical tips and ethical considerations.

Toolkits

Successful Business Planning for the Modern Law Practice 

a CBA toolkit and step-by-step guide of how to build a modern law practice.

Family Law Limited Scope Representation - Risk Management Materials a toolkit created by the Limited Representation Committee California Commission on Access to Justice for family law practitioners.

General Civil Limited Scope Representation - Risk Management Materials a toolkit created by the Limited Representation Committee California Commission on Access to Justice for civil litigation practitioners.

Practical and Ethical Considerations to Integrating Unbundled Legal Services

Book Club

Bringing the CBA Toolkit alive! A monthly gathering to discuss Successful Business Planning for the Modern Law Practice . While each month will begin with a focus on a particular chapter of the Toolkit, the discussion will be open to general questions about how to successfully run a modern law practice. MLPI Book Club regularly meets the fourth Thursday of each month at the CBA office and via teleconference. 

Contact Erika Holmes at Erika@ELHolmesLaw.com for more information. 

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Articles

BLOGS and Hands-On Learning Opportunities

Blogs

Practice Areas

If you are interested in speaking with a modern lawyer who practices in a specific area, reach out to the contacts listed below.

General Law Practice Management 

Erika Holmes, Erika@ELHolmesLaw.com 
Lauren Lester, lauren@mylifelawyer.com 

We are currently compiling a list of contacts available to discuss modern representation in a variety of different practice areas. If you are interested in being a contact for a particular practice area or learning more about modern representation, contact Erika Holmes at Erika@ELHolmesLaw.com .

 

Hands-On Learning Opportunities