Long range planning panel seeks advice

first_img December 1, 2002 Regular News Facing such issues as online legal education and figuring out the trends in pro se representation are among the many matters occupying the Bar’s Long Range Planning Committee.Chair Anthony Upshaw addressed the Board of Governors recently and invited their input on the committee’s activities.“What we basically do is look at trends, clue in the Board of Governors on where we’re going and where you should look in the future,” Upshaw said.The committee is getting more than 150 reports from sections and Bar committees on their perspective on upcoming issues, and the committee hopes to compile that into a report by next summer. The panel also wants to have a strategic retreat next year on long range planning.Some issues include the trend toward online education and whether that could work for legal education, and where pro se litigation is heading. “We’re also looking at the impact of paralegals and legal technicians and seeing how to better utilize those resources,” Upshaw said.The committee issued a report in 1998, which was approved by the board, with 38 goals, ranging from diversity to technology, and is always working to update that, he noted.“We need input from each governor,” Upshaw concluded. “We need input to let us know where you want to be in five or 10 years, and what do you want The Florida Bar to be.” Long range planning panel seeks advicecenter_img Long range planning panel seeks advicelast_img

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