Richard S. Granat, Esq., is the
President and CEO of SmartLegalForms.com, Inc.,
the publisher of the Divorce Law Information Center and other
legal information web sites, and the
President of Rapidocs US, Inc., the
distributor of the Rapidocs web-enabled document assembly software in the United
Richard is also the author of "How to Do Your Own Divorce in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia," and "Divorce: A Do-It-Yourself Manual For Marylanders," and a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bar where his law practice is limited to family law matters. Mr. Granat also previously served as the President and Dean of the Philadelphia Institute for Paralegal Training, the nation's first paralegal educational institution where he pioneered the role of the legal assistant as a new career role within the legal profession. Mr. Granat also served as a member of the Task Force at the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity that created the National Legal Services Program that provides today provides legal services to low income individuals nationwide.
Mr. Granat has also been:
Adjunct Faculty also consultant to the Assisted Pro Se Domestic Law Project, University of Maryland School of Law where he conducted research on self-help representation. See research on pro se representation at http://www.pro-selaw.org.
the Founder of the People's Law Library of Maryland;
the Project Director of the On-Line Mediation Project at the University of Maryland School of Law.
Mr. Granat also also serves as Chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the Maryland Bar Association; and is Chairperson of the ELawyering Task Force, Law Practice Management Section, American Bar Association.
Mr. Granat is a member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, and he is listed in Who's Who in American Law. He is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law (J.D.); the University of Pennsylvania (M.S.); and Lehigh University. (B.A.).