American Bar Association President Pushes Online Models for Civil Disputes

The president of the American Bar Association says the traditional method of providing pro bono legal services in civil matters to those who can’t afford to pay for an attorney isn’t working despite best efforts.

News Story (Tennessee)

Bill Dries
Memphis Daily News
June 22, 2015
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Tags: Delivery Systems, Technology

Organizations mentioned/involved: American Bar Association (ABA)


William C. Hubbard wants those in the legal system to work more with tech companies finding a demand for online dispute resolution programs.

“Despite all of our best efforts, we have not closed this justice gap despite more pro bono work and more support,” Hubbard told a group of 200 attorneys and judges Thursday, June 18, at the Tennessee Bar Association’s annual meeting, held this year in Memphis.

“The current system as it affects those who do not have access to justice is just broken and we need to fix it,” added Hubbard, who is an attorney from Columbia, S.C.