Could ‘Uber for Lawyers’ Be a Thing?

The Huffington Post – March 29, 2016

The industry that is ripe for sharing economy disruption is the legal profession, where the yawning “justice gap”—the fact that tens of millions of Americans face their legal problems without a lawyer—calls out for new models of service delivery that leverage technology to improve access and affordability. The promise that a sharing economy approach to the delivery of legal services holds out is not just that many more could get access to a lawyer, helping to meet the honorable objective of equal justice under law; it might also improve lawyer job prospects at a time when the profession and the law schools that educate it are struggling to ensure that lawyers can still find meaningful and rewarding work.

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