Futures Commission of the Ohio State Bar Association releases 2017 report


Futures Commission Report

After more than a year of work, the Futures Commission of the Ohio State Bar Association has issued its preliminary report and recommendations, and before the Council of Delegates takes it up at a special meeting this fall, we need your input.

Concise and thought-provoking, the report looks at the state of our profession at a time of great economic, cultural, and technological change. It considers how we can best meet the challenges and opportunities that come with those changes, including:

•  How to ensure new lawyers enter the profession practice ready and without the crushing burden of student debt;
•  How busy lawyers at all stages of their careers can get the most out of their required continuing legal education credits;
•  The appropriate role of online legal service providers, limited multidisciplinary practice, fee-splitting and other emerging new business models in the delivery of legal services and if they can they help lawyers better serve clients and stay true to the values of the profession;
•  And with the real and perceived expense of legal services, how to ensure access to justice for all, regardless of income.

The full Futures Commission Report is available here. Between now and Aug. 4, 2017, we encourage you to review it and to share your thoughts.Please send your comments to OSBAexecutivedirector@ohiobar.org.

As members of the Ohio State Bar Association, you are the leaders in our profession. Your feedback and perspective on these and other issues will be critical for determining how we write our own leads and best prepare for the future.

Thank you for your consideration.


Randall M. Comer
President, Ohio State Bar Association

Ronald S. Kopp
Immediate Past-President, Ohio State Bar Association



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