Podcast #221: The State of the Legal Profession, with ABA President Robert Carlson

In this episode with ABA president Robert M. Carlson, we talk about what it means to lead a large and multifaceted legal organization in a time of technology change and innovation. We also cover the ABA’s new membership dues structure, what it hopes to achieve, and what a much-diminished ABA membership would mean for the practice of law. Lastly, we talk to Bob about some hot-button ethics issues like non-lawyer ownership and advertising regulations. You’ll also get a glimpse of Robert’s plans after his term as ABA president is over.

Robert Carlson

Robert Carlson became president of the American Bar Association, the world’s largest voluntary professional organization with more than 400,000 members, in August 2018 and will serve in that role until August 2019.

He is a shareholder with the Butte, Montana, law firm of Corette Black Carlson & Mickelson, P.C. where his civil trial and mediation practice primarily involves insurance defense, products liability, and insurance coverage.

As ABA President, his mission is to serve equally our members, our profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession.

You can follow Robert on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Thanks to TextExpander, ARAG, Alert Communications, and Ruby Receptionists for sponsoring this episode!

Show Notes

Learn more about the ABA’s new membership model (launching May 1, 2019) here.


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