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Task Force Including Wilcox Issues Final Report on Future of the Legal Profession
A joint Missouri Bar – Supreme Court task force that included Dysart Taylor Attorney John F. Wilcox has completed its review of key issues likely faced by the legal profession in the future and issued a report making recommendations designed to help lawyers better address the challenges and opportunities ahead. He was on the Technology Subcommittee where his responsibilities include examining and determining best practices for technology issues including court records management as well as law firm records management; harnessing technology to help the profession and the courts; data security; technology’s role in the practice of law in rural areas; and virtual practice.
The Joint Task Force on the Future of the Profession was created when then-Chief Justice Mary Russell invited the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar to join the Supreme Court in creating a task force dedicated to examining issues facing the legal profession in the near future. Through its subcommittees, the task force focused on the future of the profession from four diverse perspectives: legal education and entry into the profession; leaving or limiting the practice of law; the impact of technology on Missouri’s lawyers and courts; and increasing accessibility of legal services and the sustainability of law practice.
The report of the task force will be released during The Missouri Bar Annual Meeting in September at Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark.