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Open Legal Services in the News

Mark Britton, Founder and CEO of Avvo, Inc. Speaking at the S.J. Quinney College of Law Commencement
“This is the type of innovation that is going to drive our profession forward”
2017 May 13

Legal Talk Network Podcast – Catching up with Legal Rebels Shantelle Argyle and Daniel Spencer of Open Legal Services
2017 April 6

Legal Talk Network Podcast – ABA TECHSHOW 2017: Don’t Be Afraid of Unbundled Legal Services
2017 March 17

ABA Journal: Can nonprofit firms bridge the access-to-justice gap?
2017 January 1 – “A burgeoning group of legal entrepreneurs is hoping to tap into the nationwide demand for low bono work. Nonprofit law firms have been popping up, and they provide benefits to clients as well as founders.”

The Florida Bar news
2016 November 15 – This article describes Shantelle’s presentation about our business model to a Florida State Bar meeting to discuss creating an incubator program

Nonprofit Law Firms Benefit Disenchanted Attorneys, ‘In-Between’ Clients
2016 September 7 – This article is a good overview of the current state of the nonprofit law firm movement.

Legal Talk Network Podcast – Starting a Nonprofit Law Firm
2016 May 31

Law Day 2016
2016 May 1 – “The Affordable Attorneys for All Task Force is also encouraging nonprofit law firms to provide a similar role in providing affordable services and applauds the efforts of Open Legal Services… These law firms and their innovative and dedicated attorneys are bringing meaningful, market-based reforms to the way in which legal services are delivered in Utah.”

Utah Progressives TV Show Roundtable with Jim Dabakis
2016 April 29

Utah Business: Legal Professionals Discuss Cost Predictability, Billing
2016 April 6 – “According to Shantelle Argyle, executive director at Open Legal Services, bills should be based on prior experience of how long different cases have generally taken in the past.”

FindLaw: 10 Resources for Starting Your Own Nonprofit Firm
2016 February 25

Above the Law: Were We Wrong About This Law Firm? Probably, Yeah.
2015 December 3 – “Open Legal Services hit on something with a model that can bring practitioners young and old to bear solving the legal problems no one else was willing or able to address.”

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Starting a nonprofit law firm with Shantelle Argyle

LegalFront: September 21, 2015
The newsletter for the Legal Access Division of the State Bar of Texas, September 29, 2015

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Meet our 2015 Legal Rebels
Cover story in the September 1, 2015 issue of the ABA Journal

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Podcast #31: Shantelle Argyle’s Non-Profit Law Firm
2015 August 25 in Podcast #31 of the Lawyerist

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Open Legal Services — The Nonprofit Law Firm Model Everyone Is Talking About by AnnMichelle G. Hart
January/February 2015 issue of American Bar Association’s journal The Affiliate

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Open Legal Services
by Tsutomu Johnson
Fall 2014 issue of Bar & Bench (page 6), Published by the Salt Lake County Bar Association


Start a Nonprofit Law Firm
August 19, 2014, By Carolyn Elefant

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Innovative legal service helps those ‘dancing along the poverty line’
August 16, 2014, on the front page of the Sunday edition of the Deseret News

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College of Law Alumni Argyle and Spencer Featured in the Atlantic
August 8, 2014, on the University of Utah S.J. Quinney School of Law Website

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Open Legal Services is “leveling a playing field that has been notoriously uneven for years, serving a constituency—the modest-means middle class—that often feels itself forgotten between attempts to cater to the rich and aid the poor.“
The Utah Lawyers Who Are Making Legal Services Affordable
August 7, 2014 in The Atlantic by Michael Zuckerman