Lee Rosen Awarded 2010 James I. Keane Award for Excellence in e-Lawyering
Lee Rosen, Raleigh, N.C., has been selected by the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section as the recipient of the 2010 James I. Keane Award for his innovations in the use of technology throughout his law practice that demonstrate a commitment to serving both the public and other legal professionals through Web-based legal work. The award will be presented on March 25 at a luncheon during ABA TECHSHOW at the Chicago Hilton.
The award is named for Jim Keane, founding chair of the ABA eLawyering Task Force, which was created in 2000 to provide the legal profession with guidance on Internet-based law practice. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in the use of the Internet and other electronic resources to deliver legal services to people of moderate means more efficiently and effectively.
The founder of Rosen Law Firm, Rosen has served as chair of the domestic violence committee of the ABA Family Law Section and is now law practice management editor for the section’s publication, Family Advocate. He also served on council for the North Carolina Bar Association Family Law and Law Practice Management Sections, and was editor of Family Forum, a NCBA publication. Rosen is also a legal advisor to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
Rosen attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville and received his law degree from Wake Forest University Law School.
Through North Carolina Divorce, an Internet resource developed by Rosen’s firm, more than 500,000 individuals in North Carolina each year have sought information and advice about family law. Lawyers from the Rosen Law Firm answer questions and interact with people via live video on call-in shows, deliver divorce coaching online and communicate with clients via a private web portal. The child support calculators on North Carolina Divorce are good examples of the firm’s noteworthy digital applications that serve attorneys throughout the state as well as consumers. In addition to managing North Carolina Divorce, Rosen hosts a radio program for his firm, and uses video and podcasts on his blogs.
The ABA Law Practice Management Section was established in 1974 as a section of the American Bar Association to provide resources for lawyers and other legal professionals in the core areas of the business of practicing law — marketing, management, technology and finance — through its award-winning magazine, webzines, educational CLE programs, Web site and publishing division, which has more than 80 titles in print. LPM has established itself as a leader within the profession and is responsible for producing ABA TECHSHOW.
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.