Bloomberg Law
May 14, 2020, 9:50 PM

California Bar Trustees Move Toward New Regulatory ‘Sandbox’

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

The State Bar of California Board of Trustees have voted resoundingly to keep alive the possibility of legal system changes that could include nonlawyer co-ownership of law firms in the state.

The 9-2 vote taken Thursday was a big step toward the formation of a temporary regulatory “sandbox” designed to gauge the effectiveness of programs meant to promote access to justice. And it brings reformers one step closer to their goal of making the basic services more accessible and affordable to middle-income and poorer citizens often priced out of the civil legal system.

“Very excited to announce that the @StateBarCA ...

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