UNBUNDLE THAT LAWYER!!
An article in today's Wall Street Journal blog( I think that's where I read it) was further evidence that the legal landscape continues to shift under our feet. In describing the pros and cons of the apparent rise in pro se litigation the article mentioned that pro se plaintiffs have prevailed on some lawyers to unbundle their services. What does unbundling mean? It means that the pro se plaintiff may hire a lawyer to file a complaint on their behalf but then take over responsibility for advancing a claim.
And here is where I bang my drum again. Drum roll.....the Internet changes everything. Never mind litigation- a person of reasonable intelligence,with access to the Web, can actively participate in the construction of legal documents. The preparation of such documents then becomes a collaborative effort- the lawyers role is to exercise judgement not to cut and paste forms. All in all a better way.