Good News! Unemployment Among New Lawyers is (Finally) Decreasing

By David McNeill Our primary mission here at Open Legal Services is to hire lawyers that need jobs to help people that need lawyers. The Great Recession had a disproportionate effect on the legal job market, with high unemployment rates among newly graduated attorneys. But how high?  I found some good statistics from the National Association for Law Placement, Inc., which has been […]

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Some Thoughts on Ghosts and the Law

By A. Daniel Spencer      Today is Halloween, a day in which people celebrate hauntings, ghouls and ghosts. But in family law, hauntings can take on a different character. For someone going through a divorce or family conflict, or who has recently been divorced or separated, ghosts are everywhere. They attach themselves to personal belongings, places, even entire chapters […]

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Stagnation v. Innovation

By Shantelle Argyle This month I had the opportunity to attend the American Bar Association’s National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services and present about our business model. The goal of the summit was to discuss Access to Justice and try to come up with potential solutions to the many problems in the delivery of legal services to the public. As Dan Spencer […]

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Help Open Legal Services expand by lending us as little as $5 through Kiva Zip!

Open Legal Services has been approved to raise a $5000, 0% interest loan through Kiva Zip. Kiva.org is the world’s largest microlending platform, and Kiva Zip is a crowd-sourced lending program that allows people to lend as little as $5 to a start-up business or organization of their choice. Once we get enough people to fully fund our $5000 loan […]

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