Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Disgraceful Filth: ABA Task Force Cockroaches Issue 34 Sheets of Toilet Paper, Regarding the Pathetic State of U.S. “Legal Education”
On Thursday, August 1, 2013, the bitches and hags on the ABA Task Force on the Future of “Legal Education” released a “working paper” on the situation. On pages 2, 3, and 23, these tools cried about having only had 12 months to work on this project. At any rate, the portion below is about the only segment devoid of meaningless platitudes, laughable reforms, and $elf-$erving nonsense:
“F. Law Related Services and Employment
1. Structural Changes in the Legal Employment Market. The economy of law related services and the related employment market have changed sharply over the past five years. This has affected traditional legal services, where hiring decreased, particularly for new lawyers in large firms and (because of reduced revenues) lawyers in government practice. The pace of structural changes that were already under way (for example, use of contract labor and increased reliance on technology to increase productivity) accelerated. These changes have had a substantial impact on employment opportunities for new and recent law school graduates.
Moreover, there are evident structural changes that reflect increasing price sensitivity by users of legal services, with resulting price competition and changes in the mode of delivery. The developments are likely to continue, with continuing impact on lawyer employment. It seems probable that this change in employment for lawyers is not just a passing phenomenon caused by the Great Recession and must be addressed systematically. The profession is also experiencing a shift in demand from bespoke representation of clients to something that looks more like the commoditization of legal services (i.e., Legal Zoom).
The American market for legal education and legal services is also increasingly affected by forces of globalization. Multiple entities in the ABA and the profession are engaged in evaluating these trends and making recommendations about them. The Task Force has elected not to reproduce those efforts, but does believe that its recommendations are generally consistent with other work under way to address these trends. [Emphasis mine]
Thanks for stating the obvious, douche-bags. Apparently, it only took these bastards a full year to reach this consensus. Then again, automation, outsourcing and globalization WILL persist - and increase in scope.
Back to the ABA Outsourcing Opinion:
Keep in mind that the ABA Standing Committee on “Ethics and Professional Responsibility” issued “Ethics” Opinion 08-451, back on August 5, 2008. This provided the cartel’s stamp of approval on U.S. law firms’ hiring of foreign lawyers and non-attorneys, for the purpose of engaging in American legal discovery. The American Bar Association pigs sure are looking out for the little guy, huh?!?!
On August 4, 2013, criminal defense lawyer Scott H. Greenfield published a blog article simply titled “The ABA Working Paper on the Future of Legal Education.” Check out this stinging portion:
“A few things are clear from the content, and lack of content, in the ABA working paper. The “lost generation,” the kids who came out of law school over the past few years and found themselves saddled with huge debt and no jobs, are screwed. There is nothing in there for them.
The task force adopts the facile position that it’s counterproductive to moralize or blame, which will no doubt be applauded by those who deserve blame, including the ABA. Except the failure to do so avoids the hard task of understanding responsibility, cause and effect and bearing the consequences of the past.
There are parties at fault, and without calling them out for their fault, they get to enjoy the benefits of their selfishness and greed without consequence, as if it never happened. It happened. There is pain to be endured, and it should be meted out according to fault. That won’t happen. And with no price to be paid, there is no reason to suspect the same parties won’t try to spin this to their advantage again.
One of the most obvious, and critical failings, that the ABA has cranked out more lawyers than society can support, is ignored through some glib “public benefit” language, but while the concept sounds lovely and more than a little Utopian, it fails to deal with the issue of how they’re supposed to eat. It’s a glaring hole.” [Emphasis mine]
Greenfield understands that people need to be held accountable. Hell, according to the July 28, 2013 edition of CBS’ 60 Minutes segment on Yale University’s Infant Cognition Lab, babies as young as six months old also have a highly-developed sense of justice and morality. Of course, the ABA dung beetles and "law professors" would prefer to be held blameless - just as convicted child predators would rather not have their names and addresses placed on sex offender lists.
Conclusion: On page 30, the cockroaches on this American Bar Association panel merely suggest the formation of yet another ABA task force or commission to study this issue further. Yes, that will lead to structural change and results, right?!?! In the last analysis, “law professors” and the ABA swine are too $elf-entrenched to alter the status quo. This garbage paper was issued, in order to give the appearance of doing something about the crumbling U.S. lawyer job market and skyrocketing tuition.
Law school applications are steadily decreasing, and enrollment at most ABA-accredited diploma mills is declining – even though the admi$$ion$ jackals are becoming less selective. Solid, truthful information about the dwindling U.S. attorney job market, insane tuition costs, and soul-crushing levels of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt is widely available now. You’re welcome, scammers. We cannot expect a solution from the very criminals who are financially ruining legions each year, nor can we anticipate the political branches doing anything significant. Those puppets simply do not have the balls or guts to try and change the $y$tem. The key is for consumers to view law school PRIMARILY as a financial decision.
Posted by Nando at 6:52 AM