Some states are currently reviewing their regulatory frameworks to determine whether they should be revised to encourage additional innovations.
- Arizona – The Arizona Supreme Court issued an order forming the Task Force on Delivery of Legal Services .
- California – The State Bar of California has formed the Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services.
- Connecticut – The Connecticut Bar Association has formed a State of the Legal Profession Task Force.
- District of Columbia – The D.C. Bar Global Legal Practice Committee is studying and seeking feedback on changing models for delivering and receiving legal services.
- Florida formed a Special Committee on Technologies Affecting the Practice of Law. This committee has proposed an amendment to Florida Bar Rules that would create Registered Online Service Providers. Additionally, the Florida Supreme Court has asked the Florida Bar to study the current regulatory framework and determine how it affects Access to Justice.
- Illinois – The Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation created a joint Task Force on the Sustainable Practice of Law & Innovation. Additionally, the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission has released for comment a proposal on attorneys working with for-profit matching services.
- New Mexico – The New Mexico Supreme Court formed a working group to explore Limited License Legal Technicians.
- North Carolina – The State Bar of North Carolina has created an Issues Subcommittee to Study Regulatory Change.
- Utah – The Utah Supreme Court has created the Utah Implementation Task Force on Regulatory Reform.
Other Notable Efforts
- The Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers has created a “Future of Lawyering” committee.