There is this amazing change happening on the outskirts of the legal profession. People are making legal information more democratic and accessible using data management, the Internet and crowd sourcing. Making the law accessible at less than $500/hour was one of the reasons I wrote BIRTH TO BUYOUT: Law for the Life Cycle of Your Business. I’m honored to be in the company of some very smart lawyers making the law holdable and findable.
One example is the Filing Fees Project, which collects filing fees for courts around the country and provides the information free on its site. Filing Fees Project depends on the kindness of strangers to pass along the filing fees for courts in its area. So, if you are a lawyer and you want to help make the profession more accessible and efficient, look up your court’s filing fees and send them in.