A report released by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Center for Innovation has called for U.S. jurisdictions to consider new approaches to regulation to increase access to justice. The recommendations are under review by the ABA House of delegates, where if approved they will be passed as a resolution, supporting the revision of existing structures.
The report supports reform in three areas.
- new categories of legal services providers
- reexamining Rule 5.4 (on fee sharing)
- exploring new approaches to policies on the unauthorized practice of law
The ABA House of Delegates will vote on the resolution at the organization’s midyear meeting in February.
The full report and resolution are available here.