The American Bar Association says it will launch a website this fall called Blueprint designed to help solo and small firm lawyers manage the complexities of their legal practices by helping them find the products and services they need at affordable prices.
The site will be open to all lawyers, not just ABA members, but will have features exclusive to ABA members.
The new site was first announced by ABA President Linda A. Klein in a speech to the ABA House of Delegates last week in San Francisco, where she said the site will provide lawyers with a “one-stop shop for members to get what they need while saving far more than they pay in dues.”
“The ABA will enhance our resources that help our members — especially solo practitioners and those in small firms — with marketing, managing their practices and getting out ahead of what’s new in technology,” Klein said.
[Here is video of Klein discussing the site.]
The site is being developed in conjunction with CuroLegal, a legal strategy and technology consulting services firm. I wrote previously about CuroLegal’s development of a site for the New York State Bar Association, LawHUB, designed to streamline member access to all of its legal content, research, and practice management tools.
According to an ABA press release yesterday, the site will help lawyers locate the technology and services they need to open and operate a practice. It will also help lawyers locate marketing services, retirement services and life insurance, among other offerings.
According to the press release, Blueprint will offer lawyers an array of services designed to address common practice needs. ABA members will have additional access to member-only features, including a Firm Builder chatbot that will offer custom practice recommendations based on members’ individual needs and free live consultations with practice management experts.
If you are interested in receiving notification when Blueprint launches, the site has a sign-up form.