We take a break from the entrepreneur tip lists to look more closely at the legal industry and how it's failing the people it's supposed to protect (i.e., you). There is a buregoning movement comprised of attorneys and other professionals seeking to overhaul an increasingly outdated justice system. Lawyers are still regulated as though it's the 1950's, and while that keeps the judges and bureaucrats who've been running the show "fat and happy", more and more Americans (up to 90%) are priced out the system altogether.
Today's guest blogger is Johann Drolshagen, who served as an Alternative Dispute Resolution professional in Washington State and on the State Bar of California's Access Through Innovation of Legal Services Task Force. He has extensive experience in programming and systems management.
In this day and age, it is not hard to find an example of a government agency that fails to fulfill its obligations, designated goals, and purported purpose. Most of these organizations gain their authority second hand and retain both their budget and autonomy under the false auspice of ‘protect the public’. The large number of these topically disparate and logistically siloed organizations produces inherently complicated scenarios for basic administration and effective oversight. Thank goodness for the Information Age and technology.
Here are the fundamentals of how technology can be used to impose regulation on an industry that otherwise refuses to effectively police itself:
The challenges of today require technology. They require scope and scale and an understanding of mathematics. The needs of the many are immediate, serious, and beyond the well-meaning individuals that seek incremental change. Technology is the only solution, tool, and stick that can elevate and enlighten our society to a place where we can attain a mindset that is fair and sustainable. Our institutions, industries, and regulators must accept the yoke.