Bloomberg Law
Jan. 15, 2021, 12:03 AM

California Bar Panel Weighs Legal Service Delivery Experiments

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

The legal industry needs new ways to deliver services in California that are more affordable and accessible to consumers, speakers told a state bar working group at its first hearing Thursday.

The state should test alternative models, including those with nonlawyer investment or ownership, and then analyze the data and weigh the possibility of expanding them, the speakers said.

“The current ways of regulating are not really working” for lawyers, said Crispin Passmore, a U.K.-based legal industry consultant and member of the working group. “It stifles their creativity and innovation.”

Rule reform in California could speed the entry of the ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.