The State Bar of California has announced the Closing the Justice Gap Working Group to continue to the work of the Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS).

The working group is charged with addressing the following:

  • Exploring the development of a regulatory sandbox. 
  • Considering amendments to rule 5.4 regarding fee sharing.
  • Issuing for public comment a new rule 5.7 addressing the delivery of nonlegal services provided by lawyers and businesses owned or affiliated with lawyers.
  • Considering recommendations for amendments to the Certified Lawyer Referral Service statutes and Rules of the State Bar.