ABA president pledges support for solo, small-firm lawyers

As I mentioned yesterday, our podcast, Coast to Coast, included an interview with new ABA President Michael S. Greco. Having heard some smaller-firm lawyers question the relevance of the ABA to their practices, I asked Greco about the “ROI” of ABA membership for small-firm lawyers. His answer: “As president of the ABA this year, I’m making a commitment to solo and small firm lawyers.” He noted that, at the recent annual meeting, the ABA’s House of Delegates voted to create a General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division (it was previously a section), and he went on to explain in some detail what he sees as the benefits of ABA membership for solo and small-firm lawyers. You can listen to what he said for yourself, but I found his comments encouraging.