The Legal Value Theory Blog

On Frustrations with Self-Represented Litigants

I saw a thread on a popular lawyer forum today that was an understandably humorous attempt to make light of the strange and often frustrating arguments made by people who are self-represented in various legal cases (often known as pro-per or pro-se litigants, depending on your jurisdiction).

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Podcast Episode 5, Voice of the Client: Jason podcast voice of the client

In Season 1 of the Agile Attorney Podcast, we are focusing on the Voice of the Client.  I am bringing you the stories of real people in their own voice talking about the challenges and successes they have had dealing with lawyers.  You can listen to the episode in your favorite podcast...

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My Comments on Alternative Pathways to Bar Admission in Oregon

In 2020, the Oregon Supreme Court granted emergency diploma privilege to recent graduates of Oregon Law Schools. Meaning, in lay terms, that anyone who met the stated graduation criteria became eligible to join the Oregon State Bar as full members without having to sit for a bar exam.

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The Weekly Planning Meeting improve your productivity kanban for lawyers legal process improvement

One of the common Agile practices I implement with my clients is the weekly planning meeting. For the ones who are using Kanban Boards (which, let's face it, is pretty much all of 'em) we tend to call it the Monday Move Up.

Why the "move up?" Because the way I design kanban boards there are...

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Podcast Episode 4, Voice of the Client: Dennis podcast voice of the client

In Season 1 of the Agile Attorney Podcast, we are focusing on the Voice of the Client.  I am bringing you the stories of real people in their own voice talking about the challenges and successes they have had dealing with lawyers.  

This episode is a little bit different. I talk with...

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Leading with Why improve your productivity legal operations legal process improvement

I just got back from a four day horse trip into the Montana wilderness. It was a great experience—first time on horseback for both of my kiddos, and they got to catch 14” Yellowstone Cutthroat from crystal alpine lakes with their grandfather smiling by.

My dad and his best friend grew...

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