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New, Smart and Ethical Business Models


Part two of the three-part series The Business and Ethics of Managing a 21st-Century Law Firm
co-sponsored by the Stein Center for Law and Ethics and the Corporate Law Center

Monday, February 25, 2013
7:00-9:00 pm
South Lounge, Lowenstein Building, Fordham University

New economic realities, new technologies, new clients. As the traditional law firm struggles to adapt to the demands of the 21st century, this panel looked at new business models—from online services to flat fee legal services—and how those approaches fit into or conflict with ethical obligations of the profession.

Presentations were offered by:

  • Anthony Davis, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP - "Looking Backwards into the Future - Regulation in New York of Nonlawyer Ownership of Legal Service Providers"
  • Andy Daws, Vice President, North America, Riverview Law - "ABSolutely Fabulous? Alternative Business Structures and the Emerging Legal Services Paradigm"
  • James Peters, Vice President, Legal, Attorney Services, Legalzoom - "Working with Legal Tech Startups"
  • Moderated by Professor Bruce Green, Fordham Law School

Event Resources


Dowload the CLE reference materials (pdf)

See also: Stephanie Kimbro, Consumer Law Revolution.

Download the event poster (pdf)

Download the program and speaker bios (pdf)

Download the powerpoint presentations (pdfs)

Anthony Davis did not use a PowerPoint, but did reference the YouTube video The Co-operative Legal Services Family Law Customer Charter in his presentation

Read an article about the series in Fordham Insider.

Watch video of the program at the bottom of this page.