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Unlocking Legal Regulation

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.

IAALS Panel Discusses Achieving Racial Justice and Closing the Justice Gap through Educational and Regulatory Reform

Maddie Hosack
On August 20, IAALS and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law co-hosted a virtual discussion with Rohan Pavuluri, Andrea S. Jarmon, and Andrew Arruda, who covered issues of racial injustice in both legal education and the profession, as well as what regulatory reform actually looks like in action.

Utah Supreme Court Makes History with Vote to Establish Regulatory Sandbox

Zachariah DeMeola
Last week, in a historic vote, the Utah Supreme Court voted unanimously to establish a regulatory sandbox for nontraditional legal services providers in order to address the state’s access to justice crisis. These rule changes will allow individuals and entities to explore creative ways to safely allow the practice of...

Leaders Call for the Expansion of Legal Services by Unlocking Legal Regulation

Zachariah DeMeola
Studies show that up to 80 percent of Americans’ civil legal needs go unmet—and that will likely grow due to the pandemic. Change cannot wait any longer. It is time for us to reimagine the ways in which legal services in our country are delivered, and leaders across the profession are calling for immediate action.

Bill Henderson Urges State Supreme Courts to Lead the Way on Regulatory Reform

Maddie Hosack
On June 25, IAALS and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law co-hosted a virtual discussion with William Henderson, law professor and an ABA Journal Legal Rebel, who laid out how and why the current legal regulatory system is no longer working and why state supreme courts are best positioned to pioneer new...

California Closing the Justice Gap Working Group Should Include More Consumer and Public Voices

Natalie Anne Knowlton
The California Board of Trustees is meeting today to consider the charter and composition of the Closing the Justice Gap Working Group. We at IAALS applaud the board for creating the working group and committing to move forward with important and innovative legal services solutions, but we strongly encourage them to...

A Rallying Cry for Comments on Utah Regulatory Innovation Efforts

Zachariah DeMeola
Andrew Arruda
The regulatory reform signal shines brightly over Utah and your help is needed—will you answer the call? The public comment period on Utah's proposals to expand the delivery of legal services is open until Thursday, July 23. It is imperative for all those who are committed to making justice available for all to submit...