In industry after industry, new technologies are transforming traditional models and creating both new challenges and opportunities. Over the last decade alone, software has produced radical changes in the way Americans shop for goods (Amazon), obtain transportation (Uber), and visit new places (Airbnb). The legal profession stands at a crossroads of its own, with emerging technologies and shifting behaviors forcing a rethinking of how legal help is delivered.
At Community.lawyer, P.B.C., we believe that embracing these trends should not require the legal profession to compromise either its autonomy or its ethical obligations. Rather, the right technology can unlock new opportunities to — in the words of former ABA President Hubbard — “deliver justice, not just to some, but to all.” Community.lawyer develops technology to deliver on that belief and empower legal networks and organizations to amplify their impact. Our products range from portals that help bar associations operate their lawyer referral services to hosting services that help legal experts encode their knowledge.
Our ultimate aim is to build an ecosystem of services that combine technological innovation with respect for professional standards to deliver quality legal help to more Americans.