by Richard S. Granat
The New York State Bar has withdrawn its proposed resolution regarding online legal document preparation from consideration by the American Bar Association House of Delegates because of widespread opposition by other ABA entities. These other ABA entities were not given notice of the proposed resolution and did not have sufficient time to develop their substantive positions and make their views known. However, the New York State Bar is intending to resubmit the same resolution to the House of Delegates for approval at the ABA mid-year meeting (February 2019) in Las Vegas.
ABA entities, online legal document providers, courts, and legal aid agencies that provide automated legal forms should not waste any time in making their views known. Hopefully the American Bar Association will create a process so different views can be heard.
You can read our previous blog post about the proposed resolution here.
Richard S. Granat is a member of Responsive Law's board of directors. He was awarded the ABA's Louis M. Brown Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation in the Delivery of Legal Services in 2010.
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