Big changes are afoot in legal education generally – there’s more emphasis on experiential learning and on placements outside of the school environment, and enrollment has been significantly reduced in many schools. The latest change to loom on the horizon is a significant shift in the time honored barrier to practice: the Bar Exam. Read More
In the medical world, if you don’t have insurance and can’t afford a doctor, you can show up at a public emergency room or health clinic, where (though you may wait long hours) you will generally eventually be treated. This is less than ideal – it does not offer preventive care and early diagnosis, and it clogs the emergency rooms – but it is, at least, a back stop. In the legal world, though, if you can’t afford an attorney, you have no back stop. Read More
Continuing our October spotlight on pro bono, we asked ACBA CEO Tiela Chalmers how pro bono has effected her career.
Prior to joining the ACBA and VLSC, Tiela Chalmers worked as a Nonprofit Consultant consulting on a number of projects. She began her career in legal aid at the Volunteer Legal Services Program of the Bar Association …Read More
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For many people, the “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is a part of a long ago history, and as we approach the 50 year anniversary of this speech, we’ll be reminded of how much time has passed since the August 28, 1963 march on …Read More