The economy continues to inflict financial distress upon many lawyers excruciatingly so for graduating law students. With law firms downsizing, the previously unthinkable waves of layoffs have compounded the new grad’s dilemma by pushing experienced lawyers into the swollen ranks of job-seekers.
Ironically, while thousands of new law graduates fret about the chronic joblessness that awaits them, tens of millions of Americans need attorneys but cannot afford them. And much of the unmet need rests in America’s middle class, which is neither rich enough to pay $250 an hour for lawyers nor poor enough to qualify for legal aid organizations.
One of the greatest challenges facing the legal profession is to facilitate