Joe Shanley Appointed to SBM Affordable Legal Services Committee

Earlier this month, the State Bar of Michigan appointed Joe Shanley as a member of its Affordable Legal Services Committee. Joe Shanley is the founder and principal attorney for Awen Innovations.

Approximately 80% of people of poor to moderate means do not get the civil legal assistance they need. The Affordable Legal Services Committee hopes to change that. Their primary mission is to provide access to low-cost legal services to Michigan’s most vulnerable citizens. Some current proposals include developing low bono services, online dispute resolution, and alternative fee agreements.

Joe hopes to leverage his experience as an entrepreneur and attorney to develop these innovative practices as well as other ideas. He also brings an extensive network of business and legal professionals with vast expertise to help achieve these goals. Congratulations, Joe!