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.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.