Perspectives on Legal Regulation
The Practice January/February 2021
Legal regulation is a state-by-state issue. What rules and insurance requirements constrain innovation? How are different bar associations experimenting and opening up access to justice?
The Politics of Lawyer Regulation
Why do some states adopt lawyer regulation that protects the public while others do not? Using debates over lawyer insurance requirements and in-depth examinations of seven states with different regulatory outcomes, this article concludes that if the organized bar does not support lawyer regulation that protects the public, the public’s interests are unlikely to be represented in the regulatory process.
Enter the Sandbox
An in-depth look at how Utah has perhaps gone further than any other state to introduce regulatory reforms that allow for new actors and structures in the market for legal services.
Quality Metrics for Regulatory Reform
In the News: The ABA Center for Innovation recently launched a new subcommittee to establish “uniform metrics that states could use to measure the effectiveness of new approaches they are taking to regulating the legal industry.”
Under New Management
A review of the cases of regulatory reform in the United Kingdom and Australia, highlighting Nick Robinson’s observations on their impact on access.
David B. Wilkins spoke with John Suh, former CEO of LegalZoom, to discuss the relationship between regulation and innovation in the legal profession.