Unbundling Your Practice Mini-Symposium

The Arkansas Access to Justice Commission recently presented a symposium entitled “Unbundling Your Practice”. This event proved to be popular enough that the room we reserved couldn’t hold everyone. So, we’re offering a mini version of that symposium for those who were unable to attend. The course will consist of two hours of CLE, one ethics hour and one general hour. It will be offered both in-person at the Access to Justice Commission office and as a webinar. Space is limited, so register today!

Date & Time: June 25th, 12 pm to 2 pm.

Location: Arkansas Access to Justice Commission, 1111 West 6th Street, Suite D Little Rock, Arkansas.

Cost: Free.

What is unbundling? Unbundling is when an attorney limits the scope of their representation. This can mean just drafting pleadings and giving advice to a client, appearing at a single hearing, or arranging a coaching agreement with an otherwise pro se party. Unbundling has three main benefits: it brings in new customers for attorneys, it reduces congestion in the courts, and it provides access to justice to many who couldn’t afford an attorney otherwise. The Arkansas Supreme Court recently made changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct and Rules of Civil Procedure designed to encourage more attorneys to offer unbundled services. In this symposium, we’ll cover the new rules, the business of unbundling, what judges think about unbundling, and much more!

Is your firm or business interested in becoming a sponsor of this event? Contact Jordan Rogers at jrogers@arkansasjustice.org for information.

How to Ethically Unbundle Your Practice (Ethics) 12 pm-1 pm

Presenter: 

Stefanie Blahut, Arkansas Access to Justice Commission

Description: Learn about the rules of procedure and conduct that authorize unbundling in Arkansas, get pointers on how to ethically and effectively unbundle, and learn about resources available to help you unbundle your practice.


Unbundling in Real Life 1 pm-2 pm

Panelists:

Stephanie Harris, Law to Go

               Brooke Moore, MyVirtual.Lawyer

Laura O’Bryan,  MyVirtual.Lawyer

Vince Morris, Open Access Law Firm

Emily Reynolds, JurisPod

Description: Our panelists are unbundling pioneers. Their firms were some of the first in the state to offer unbundled services. Learn about the challenges and rewards of unbundling straight from those who have already done it.