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Unlocking Legal Regulation

All Gas, No Brakes: New Model of Judicial Leadership is Bringing Justice Back Within Reach of the People

Zachariah DeMeola
The future of our justice system will depend on a new model for leadership among the judiciary, including proactive engagement of the issues, multidisciplinary approach to solutions, innovative and creative thinking, data-informed policy making, and the courage and vision to get ahead of problems and explore new...

Breaking Down the Silos: Dan Rodriguez Discusses the Need for a Less Balkanized Approach to Regulatory Reform

Maddie Hosack
On December 9, IAALS and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law co-hosted a virtual discussion with Dan Rodriguez, former dean of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, on why our balkanized system of professional regulation makes it much more difficult to meet the demand for legal services.

Paula Littlewood, IAALS Board Member and Legal Rebel, Urges Profession to Break Out of Echo Chamber

Maddie Hosack
Earlier this year, Paula Littlewood was a guest on ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels podcast where she spoke about how she came to be an advocate for re-regulation, the need for lawyers to engage the public when it comes to regulatory changes, and Washington’s pioneering limited legal license technician program.

Expert Opinion: The Legal Profession's Leaky Pipeline Is Leaving Black Americans Behind

Zachariah DeMeola
The legal profession is fraught with systemic barriers to entry that form ripple effects on the road to becoming a lawyer. The pathway is much like narrow pipeline—entry is limited and every segment is springing leaks, disproportionately affecting people of color along the way—creating a profession that is among the...

Arizona Carries Regulatory Reform Momentum Forward with Historic Vote

Maddie Hosack
Last month, the Arizona Supreme Court voted unanimously to eliminate its ethics rules barring nonlawyers from having an economic interest in law firms or participating in fee-sharing, and streamlined advertising rules. The court also approved the licensing of “Legal Paraprofessionals," who will be able to represent...

Becky Kourlis and Neil Gorsuch Laud Regulatory Innovation in Utah and Arizona, Urge Other States to Take Action

Maddie Hosack
In a recent op-ed, IAALS Founding Executive Director Rebecca Love Kourlis and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch commend recent legal regulatory reforms in Utah and Arizona and call for more states across the country to make similar bold changes.