What the heck is modern representation? In a nutshell, modern representation is a way to practice law that is a win-win for clients and lawyers. And the CBA’s Modern Law Practice Initiative (MPLI) is here to teach you how to do it!
The mission of MLPI is to revolutionize the legal profession by enhancing access to innovative, client-driven, and cost-effective legal services that empower lawyers to build thriving law practices. Modern representation simultaneously solves two urgent problems in the legal world – clients aren’t hiring lawyers because they believe they can’t afford them and lawyers need paying clients to have a successful practice. Modern representation makes both of these things possible by recreating how legal services are offered through alternative fee arrangements and reforming firm logistics with technology, office space, work-life blend, and more!
How do I become a modern lawyer? MLPI makes it easy! We published a step-by-step guide called Successful Business Planning for the Modern Law Practice. Chapter by chapter you will learn the nuts and bolts of how to start your own modern law practice (or convert the one you already have)! Topics focus on practical aspects such as creating a budget, marketing, client intake, engagement agreements, pricing, technology, office space, ethics, and staffing. What’s more, we bring the guide to life through the MLPI Book Club, which meets once a month to discuss each chapter with lawyers practicing modern representation in different practice areas. The Book Club meets the last Thursday of every month from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the CBA office located at 1900 Grant Street, Suite 900, Denver, Colorado 80203. We even provide beer, wine, soda, and delicious snacks!
Wanna know more? To learn more about the Modern Law Practice Initiative and modern representation, visit our website, check out our article in the Colorado Lawyer, contact our CBA liaisons Joanne Cresbassa and Kathleen Schoen, or reach out to our chair Erika Holmes. Join the revolution and discover the win-win for clients and YOU!
Our next meeting
This month the MLPI Book Club will be covering Chapter 4: Getting Competent and Practicing Law from the Successful Business Planning for the Modern Law Practice. Topics will include getting familiar with procedural processes, honing your practice skills, and empathizing with clients.
Come meet with other lawyers to learn how modern representation can help increase your knowledge within a particular area of law, on April 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the CBA offices (Terrace Room). There will be wine, beer, and light snacks for your enjoyment!