It looks worse than I thought for the economics of small firm practitioners. John Mayer, Executive Director of CALI and developer of A2J software available to courts,
I’m a fan of back-of-the-envelope calculations to get a grip on the dimensions of a problem. So here’s one that shows how badly legal professional rules inflate the cost of legal help for ordinary people.
Here are a few back-of-the-envelope calculations to try to convey just how unrealistic it is for lawyers to focus only on legal aid/public funding and pro bono as a solution to the access to justice crisis.