From The Guardian: Where there’s a will, the web can be the way

The Guardian is my favorite  UK newspaper.  The article, the title of which appears above, is in the Guardian’s Law Section.  Click here for the article,  which is about the continuing marriage between law and technology and DIY preparation of documents without using a lawyer.  Wouldn’t it make sense for law firms to have client only websites making possible for clients to provide information that could automatically be loaded into documents, such as wills, POA’s, etc so that, in effect, the first draft is created electronically through the use of templates, document assembly software and information provided by clients at their convenience?

The Solicitor’s Regulation Authority

From the SRA’s website:

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates more than 120,000 solicitors in England and Wales, as well as registered European lawyers and registered foreign lawyers.

We are the independent regulatory body of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Note:  The layout on the SRA website of useful information about  lawyer regulation is the best I have ever seen.  We could learn a thing or two from studying it.


Introducing Stephen Warne’s legal ethics blog from Australia

The title of the blog is :  Stephen Warne on professional negligence, regulation and discipline around the world.  Check it out by clicking here. It is well organized and interesting.  Legal Ethics Forum has a recent post about a?n entry on Stephen’s blog dealing with what US lawyers are likely to find an unfamiliar, if not strange  obligation to correct an opponent’s “misapprehensions.” Very interesting.  Unlike at least one member of our Supreme Court, bloggers are free to learn from and to cite “foreign law.” Chances are that being a blogger is more fun than being a Supreme Court Justice.  The pay  (not nearly adequate), professional acclaim  and opportunity to perform public service that come with being a Supreme Court Justice are enviable, but the freedom bloggers have is more than cold comfort.  It’s a joyful opportunity to belong to a community of – in this case lawyers – from around the world who share ideas and information about what is rapidly becoming a global profession.  Once again, welcome to Stephen Warne from Australia!