I am honored and proud to announce to everyone that I have been asked to be a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s 21st Century Law Practice Task Force. This group will be focusing specifically on the licensing of foreign (non-US) attorneys and specialty non-JD legal service delivery providers, as well as any ethical issues that may need greater clarity or amendment in light of technology and market or case law developments, such as the unbundling of legal services, limited scope legal representation, and the advertising/solicitation of clients, especially via mobile and online technology.
I am thrilled at the chance to make a real and lasting difference in the regulation of the legal profession in our great State. If you have any thoughts on these issues you’d like to share with me, please feel free to email me. — Jeff Mapes