Two weeks ago in my column at Above the Law, I gave my impressions of the Report on the Future of Legal Services in the United States, which was recently issued by the ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services. Last week in that column, I published an interview with Eddie Hartman, co-founder of LegalZoom, about his thoughts on and criticisms of the report.

I then heard from Judy Perry Martinez and Andrew Perlman, the chair and vice chair of the commission, who wanted to respond to Hartman. I thought it only fair to give them that opportunity.

So, for my ATL column this week, I handed over the microphone to Martinez and Perlman. “His criticisms reflect a number of inaccuracies and misunderstandings,” they write, “and we want to set the record straight.”

Read their full comments here: This Week In Legal Tech: ABA Future Panel Chairs Respond To LegalZoom Co-Founder.

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