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Recent News & Updates

September 17, 2021
Justice Gap Demands Look At New Legal Service Models
Law360, Zachariah DeMeola

September 13, 2021
After Joining GrayRobinson, Former Florida Bar President John Stewart Pushes for Access to Legal Services
Daily Business Review, Dan Roe

September 8, 2021
Ethics opinion addresses lawyers’ 'passive investment' in firms in jurisdictions allowing alternative business structures
ABA Journal, David L. Hudson Jr.

September 8, 2021
Tech-Friendly Legal Services Get Lift on Ownership Rules (1)
Bloomberg Law, Melissa Heelan & Sam Skolnik

September 1, 2021
Sandboxes and the Legal Ecosystem
Medium, Campbell Law Innovation Institute

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Events

  • Redesigning Legal Speaker Series
    • August 24: Legal Tech—Using Technology to Build Sustainable Practices & Expand Legal Services will explore how lawyers and other legal professionals can help to solve these problems using new advances in technology—while building sustainable practices at the same time. Cat Moon, director of innovation design at Vanderbilt University, will lead a discussion with panelists Erin Levine, founder of Hello Divorce; Chas Rampenthal, head of industry relations at LegalZoom; and Lori Gonzalez, founder of the RayNa Corporation.
    • June 9: Leading from the Bench—Expanding Access through Regulatory Innovation explored how judicial leadership can play a critical role in expanding access to legal services and access to justice. Featuring Justice Ann Timmer of Arizona, Chief Justice Bridget McCormack of Michigan, Chief Justice Nathan Hecht of Texas, and Chief Justice Matthew Durrant of Utah, and moderated by Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis of Colorado (Ret.). Watch the presentation.
  • Recaps and videos of the 2020 Future of Legal Services Speaker Series available here.
Other State Action

Arizona

California

Illinois

Additional States

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Regulations in Other Countries
IAALS Formal Comments on State Recommendations

Utah:

  • Written comment in support of the Utah Supreme Court Regulatory Reform Proposal

Arizona:

California:

Illinois:

  • Written comment to Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (IARDC) regarding Intermediary Connecting Services Proposal
  • Written comment on the Task Force Report by the Chicago Bar Association/Chicago Bar Foundation Task Force on the Sustainable Practice of Law & Innovation

Washington, D.C.: