ABA Approves Innovation Resolution, With Revisions to Limit Regulatory Changes

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ABA Approves Innovation Resolution, With Revisions to Limit Regulatory Changes

February 17, 2020 | Brenda Sapino Jeffreys | Law.com
The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates passed a resolution to push for new approaches to the practice of law that would improve access to justice, but not before adding a disclaimer to address concerns raised by some state bar associations about outside investment in law firms.
Tags: Access to Justice | Non-lawyers | Regulations

California Task Force Recommends Limited Fee-Sharing, ‘Regulatory Sandbox’

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California Task Force Recommends Limited Fee-Sharing, ‘Regulatory Sandbox’

February 24, 2020 | Cheryl Miller | Law.com
"I think there was a lot of unanimity. There were a few splits but overall it was a great group of people marching to the same drummer in trying to close the justice gap," said Justice Lee Smalley Edmon of the Second District, Division Three of the California Court of Appeals, the task force chairwoman.
Tags: Access to Justice | Access to Justice Commissions | Non-lawyers | Regulations

Attorneys question presence of tech industry insiders on California bar task force for reforming legal industry

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Attorneys question presence of tech industry insiders on California bar task force for reforming legal industry

December 5, 2019 | Lyle Moran | ABA Journal
A California state bar task force crafting proposals to overhaul regulation of the state’s legal marketplace has drawn criticism from attorneys who believe some of its members evaluating whether to open up the legal industry to nonlawyer ownership and greater technology-driven legal services have conflicts of interest.
Tags: Non-lawyers | Technology

Addressing the Justice Gap

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Addressing the Justice Gap

August 23, 2011 | Editorial Board of New York Times | New York Times (NYT)
Editorial urges reducing the justice gap by fully funding the LSC, requiring more pro bono, allowing nonlawyers to help and reforming legal education.
Tags: Funding: Federal | Justice Gap | Law Schools | Legal Needs | Non-lawyers | Pro Bono | Unbundling