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Recent News & Updates

January 24, 2022
Need help getting a protective order? A new program in Utah makes the process easier.
The Salt Lake Tribune, Becky Jacobs

January 21, 2022
Fla. Chief Justice Says No Decision Made On Legal Lab
Law360 Pulse, Madison Arnold

January 20, 2022
What Lawyers and the Public Said About the State Bar's Paraprofessional Proposal
The Recorder, Cheryl Miller

January 19, 2022
California plan to license nonlawyers draws heated response
Reuters, Karen Sloan

January 19, 2022
Don’t shut down efforts to close the justice gap
CalMatters, Jason Solomon

January 18, 2022
'State of Judiciary' address focuses on improving access to justice in Utah
FOX 13 News

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Events

  • Redesigning Legal Speaker Series
    • December 7: The Role of Legal Education, Clinics, and Legal Labs explored the opportunities being created by regulatory innovation for legal education. Watch the presentation.
    • October 20: Lawyer UPL—Has It Jumped the Shark? explored how regulatory reform efforts can strike a balance between broader access to justice, sustainable access, and public protection. Watch the presentation.
    • August 24: Legal Tech—Using Technology to Build Sustainable Practices & Expand Legal Services explored how lawyers and other legal professionals can help to solve problems using new advances in technology—while building sustainable practices at the same time. Watch the presentation.
    • 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. Watch the presentation.
  • Recaps and videos of the 2020 Future of Legal Services Speaker Series available here.
Other State Action

Arizona

California

Illinois

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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:

  • Video testimony to ATILS (August 10, 2019)
  • Written comment to ATILS (September 23, 2019)
  • Spoken comment to ATILS in support of its Final Recommendations (March 12, 2020)
  • Video testimony in support of the Paraprofessional Program Working Group's Final Recommendations (September 23, 2021)
  • Written comment in support of the California Paraprofessional Program Proposal (January 12, 2022)
  • Spoken comment in support of the Closing the Justice Gap Working Group (January 20, 2022)

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.:

Scholarship

The Overreach of Limits on “Legal Advice”
Lauren Sudeall (January 3, 2022)

Staying Off the Sidelines: Judges as Agents for Justice System Reform
Hon. Bridget M. McCormack (October 24, 2021)

Judges and the Deregulation of the Lawyer's Monopoly
Jessica Steinberg, Anna E. Carpenter, Colleen F. Shanahan, & Alyx Mark (March 9, 2021)

Working With Your Hands Tied Behind Your Back: Non-Lawyer Perspectives on Legal Empowerment
National Center for Access to Justice (NCAJ) (June 2021)

Seconds to Impact?: Regulatory Reform, New Kinds of Legal Services, and Increased Access to Justice
Rebecca L. Sandefur, Thomas M. Clarke, & James Teufel (2021)

Democratizing the Rule of Law
Hon. Deno G. Himonas & Tyler J. Hubbard (June 20, 2020)

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