News Story (California)
February 24, 2020
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Tags: Access to Justice, Access to Justice Commissions, Non-lawyers, Regulations
The Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services approved eight recommendations that will go to the bar’s board of trustees next month and likely reignite the debate over the most controversial ideas.
The task force stopped short of calling for immediate changes that would allow non-lawyers to take an ownership stake in law firms. The group also opted for only a modest expansion of fee-sharing.
Instead, the 22 members pinned many of their hopes for reform on the creation of a trial program for entrepreneurs known as the “regulatory sandbox.”