The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section (LPM) mourns the sudden passing of our friend and revered member, Ross Kodner. In addition to being an active member, Ross was renowned for his contributions made in advancing forward the legal technology field. He was unique, funny, a dynamic speaker and well-known throughout the legal community. As the founder of MicroLaw,Inc., a legal consulting firm, Ross was passionate and knowledgeable about enriching the legal community through technology.
Ross was best known for his passion for legal technology and how he could incorporate that into the many CLE programs he presented. Presenting programs all across the United States, Ross had an impact on lawyers that cannot be rivaled. He was a regular speaker at ABA TECHSHOW and served as a member of the ABA TECHSHOW Executive Planning Board from 1998-2000. In 1999, he received the lifetime achievement award, the TechnoLawyer Legal Technology Consultant of the Year.
He is also known for the generous relief efforts he organized for lawyers affected by both the tragedy of September 11, 2001 and Hurricane Katrina. For each, Ross launched a website to gather and distribute resources to lawyers in need. These websites served as a clearinghouse to offer assistance and help rebuild the practices of numerous lawyers and legal professionals. Ross has created a legacy for legal technology and impacted so many lawyers in such a positive way. He will be greatly missed.
Ross passed away on July 30 at the age of 52.