Washington, D.C.

The D.C. Bar Global Legal Practice Committee (GLPC) is studying and seeking feedback on the changing models for obtaining and delivering legal services in the United States and abroad, including alternative business structures (ABS) and multidisciplinary practice (MDP). The deadline for comments is close of business Monday, March 9, 2020

Feedback, comments, and suggestions should be sent by mail or email by close of business on Monday, March 9, 2020, to:

Global Legal Practice Committee
District of Columbia Bar
901 4th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Attention: Adriana Goss-Santos

agoss-santos@dcbar.org
202-780-2774

More information can be found on the D.C Bar

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Minnesota

The Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project is intended to increase access to civil legal representation in case types where one or both parties typically appear without legal representation. The Minnesota Supreme Court established an implementation committee in March 2019 to evaluate options and provide recommendations for implementing and evaluating the pilot by February 28, 2020. See Minnesota Supreme Court Order ADM19-8002. …

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Indiana

In the Fall of 2019, the Indiana Supreme Court created the “Indiana Innovation Initiative.”

The Innovation Initiative was established by Supreme Court order to:

  • analyze the research on justice reform
  • assess the impact of reform efforts in other states
  • identify, map, and analyze commonalities and differences in subject matter and process in criminal, civil, family, and child welfare justice systems
  • identify innovative strategies, such as technology, to manage different case types
  • develop specialized procedures for different types of cases involving differing levels of complexity
  • evaluate the potential and actual impacts of specialized procedures
  • launch pilot projects to test
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