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The Florida Bar recommended to the Supreme Court to reject reform proposals to test allowing nonlawyer ownership in law firms, fee splitting with nonlawyers, and broadly expanding the work paralegals.
In a letter to Chief Justice Charles Canady responding to the controversial report of the Supreme Court’s Special Committee to Improve the Delivery of Legal Services, Bar President Mike Tanner

The State Bar of California’s Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services is now proposing to regulate legal software publishers. The specific proposed recommendations that would affect legal software publishers include:
Recommendation 2.3: State-certified/registered/approved entities using technology-driven legal services delivery systems should not be limited or restrained by any concept or definition of “artificial intelligence.” Instead, regulation should

The Florida Bar is considering a new Chapter 23 to Register Online Service Providers. This proposal creates a framework voluntary registration of online service providers with the Florida Bar. The goal of the new rules is to provide greater access to legal services, the legal system, while at the same time providing public protection which according to the Florida

By a “legal product” we mean an online consumer-facing digital application (software), for sale or free, that substitutes for the work of an attorney. A legal product offers a legal solution to a legal problem through software and automated processes.

A key difference between a product and a service is that a product can be produced and distributed at scale,

How is it that a publisher that sells or distributes online legal software for consumers is now considered the “practice of law” in the State of Tennessee?

Under a new regulatory scheme to be adopted by the Tennessee legislature, the publisher of a website that offers interactive legal forms to consumers will be considered the practice of law, unless the

Online legal document providers would be regulated under a resolution proposed by the New York State Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers Association to the American Bar Association for approval at its Annual Meeting in Chicago this August.

The proposal was submitted without providing an opportunity for comment and review by interested parties and other ABA entities.An annotated