Event: NOBC 2017 Annual Meeting

Join the National Organisation of Bar Counsel (NOBC) in New York on 9-12 August 2017 for its Annual Meeting. You’ll get the opportunity to meet and learn from others who  face the same issues.  Session topics include: ‘A discussion about “attacks” on regulatory counsel (and how to deal with them)’, ‘Interplay Between Disciplinary Agencies and Client Protection Funds’ and ‘The Crucible of Lawyer Discipline: The Role of Public Shaming in Promoting Professional Conduct and Protecting the Public’.

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Disruptive Innovations in Legal Services

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) held a discussion on protecting and promoting competition in response to disruptive innovations in legal services. It observed that innovation brings new types of competition and new pressures on the regulatory framework, including on professional exclusivity, entry restrictions and self-regulation.

Read more in the competition area of the OECD website

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The Governance of Regulators

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has described a regulatory policy and governance framework. This report describes seven principles for the governance of regulators:

  1. Role clarity
  2. Preventing undue influence and maintaining trust
  3. Decision making and governing body structure for independent regulators
  4. Accountability and transparency
  5. Engagement
  6. Funding
  7. Performance evaluation

Read ‘The Governance of Regulators’ on the OECD website


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Report cover: The Governance of Regulators