When the law changed in 2005 I found that I had a problem along with all the other bankruptcy lawyers in the Chicago area: our systems, our information, in fact the way we did business period, was was predicated on the old way. Long story short, a lot of good bankruptcy lawyers got out of the business that year.
bankruptcy lawyers are going online in greater numbers to file cases, to comply with their responsibilities under the law, and even to reach out to potential clients. Funny, we’ve been doing that for years …
But to serve clients we lawyers have to keep up with changes not only in the law but also in business practices and technology. We did just that, changing every aspect of how we handled cases from intake to end result — which is why this this article from the Associate Press is so interesting. It says in essence that bankruptcy lawyers are going online in greater numbers to file for clients, to comply with their heavy new responsibilities under the law, and even to reach out to potential clients. That’s funny, we’ve been doing that for years.
I wonder how well bankruptcy lawyers are reacting to the new law and to client demands for fast debt relief? How many have given up and turned to other areas of the law? I would be interested to know the answers to these questions, wouldn’t you?