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UK Competition and Markets Authority to research Scottish legal services market

The Competition and Markets Authority has issued the following press release regarding its impending research into certain aspects of the Scottish legal services market to support the Scottish Government’s response to the Roberton Review. The following release was published 17 June 2019. This work has been prompted by the Roberton Review, an Independent Review of…

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Rethinking Technology for Legal Regulators

In our previous series on the power of data in regulation, the ICLR.net team complied a list of steps that legal regulators can take to embrace their data. This month we are looking back on Gimbal Canada‘s presentation by Karen Dunn Skinner, David Skinner and Eben Joel on how legal regulators should structure their approach to implementing new…

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The implications of AI on legal regulators and how they can use it

At last year’s ICLR Annual Conference in The Hague, ICLR member came together to present on the implications of AI on legal regulators and how they might harness this technology to their advantage. Panelists drew from input from ICLR members and how their own institutions were engaging with Artificial Intelligence, as shown in the infographic…

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California Bar Exploring Opportunities To Deploy AI

The agency is examining how artificial intelligence could help it review misconduct complaints and administer the bar exam. The State Bar of California has started wading into the artificial intelligence waters. The agency is exploring ways AI could help bolster the efficiency of its attorney discipline system and assist with administering the bar exam. The…

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Event: Legal Futures Innovation Conference 2019

28th November 2019 Cavendish Conference Centre, London Entering its ninth year, the Legal Futures Innovation Conference showcases the most interesting and thought-provoking developments in the market over the last 12 months. Legal Futures conferences and events are a great opportunity to network with industry peers as well as gain insight from other law firms across…

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Event: Legal Futures Regulation and Compliance Conference 2019

Date: 6th June 2019 (09:30 – 17:00) Venue: Cavendish Conference Centre, London Phone: 020 3567 1207 Email: conference@legalfutures.co.uk Regulation and compliance have never been more of a priority for law firms – and on top of that, the SRA’s new Standards & Regulations come into force later this year. This major conference brings together experts from a range of disciplines…

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Sustainability of self-regulation scrutinized in Ontario

Bencher candidate John Nunziata says he thinks the provincial government may have to intervene in the legal profession’s self-regulation model following the bencher election ending April 30. Nunziata told Law Times that he has heard the proposition of reviewing the Law Society Act discussed among Ontario’s members of provincial Parliament who watch the legal profession. However, Law Times requested interviews…

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New Irish legal watchdog hindered by deadlines

The State’s new watchdog for the legal professions has warned its work is being frustrated by the requirement to meet deadlines set out in its grounding legislation. The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) has called for changes to the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 to allow it to fulfil its statutory role to oversee services…