The American Bar Association held its annual meeting in Chicago two weeks ago. They spent some time discussing self represented litigants, of course. As usual when lawyers talk about us, the focus was primarily on ways to handle the problems we create for them and their judicial system. There was a panel on how to rush us through our cases, a panel on technology solutions for us that starve them, and a panel on how to handle the crazies among us. Really. Revamping the system so that regular people can actually practice the law under which we live was apparently off the table. Sigh.