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Are lawyers doomed?

By JohnnyZ on November 06, 2014//Leave a comment

I am coming off the tail end of serving on the Civil Justice Strategies Task Force, that enormously ambitious undertaking to study ways the State Bar might work at closing the justice gap for modest means litigants, as well as to address the crushing debt load on our law grads. Here is one take on…

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It’s Out! Legal Futures Summit Survey

By JohnnyZ on July 01, 2014//Leave a comment

The information gathered from the participants of the Legal Futures Summit from last February has been turned into a survey.   The survey is meant to gauge the interest of attendees and others in the legal community in various projects, community partnerships, and collaborative work to enhance the likelihood that law students can find work,…

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On a Roll!

By JohnnyZ on June 20, 2014//Leave a comment

Here is the latest from the State Bar Civil Justice Strategies Task Force:   After several months of hearing testimony by a great many experts from academia, the courts, professionals from a range of practices, public agencies, and the public, the task force broke into sub-groups and began its work.   As a reminder, the…

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Going for the deep dive & we’re gonna get wet

By JohnnyZ on May 29, 2014//Leave a comment

Reporting from the Civil Justice Strategies Task Force meeting held this week in Los Angeles. Toward the end of another day of testimony about past attempts at fairly meting out access to justice, something happened.   Something big.   To the delight of a few and the consternation of others, we were suddenly immersed in…

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Fame & Glory – Games People Play to Reward Good Customer Service

By JohnnyZ on May 21, 2014//Leave a comment

Way back when, a crown of laurel leaves would be enough to acknowledge great accomplishments.  Now, you may still do that at your place of business, but here in San Diego we decided to try something different.   The KellyPoint Program We have a game here that involves spotting great work and reporting it up…

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NOW, NEW, OR DEBT? Take your pick

By JohnnyZ on May 15, 2014//Leave a comment

UPDATE: Members of the Civil Justice Strategies Task Force have been separated into three working groups: “Now Group” -  What is working now and is scalable and can be replicated    “New Group”  – What is being considered, discussed, but not necessarily being done   “Student Death Group” – Oops. I meant student debt To prepare…

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When I forgot how to walk

By JohnnyZ on May 09, 2014//Leave a comment

You know those nature shows where the newborn gazelle falls to the ground, helpless and flailing, but then gradually starts getting her legs under her so that she can stand in a wobbly way and then begin to walk?  Walk with that stiff, badly timed procession of one hoof to the next?   That was…

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