A webinar presented by the IBA Bar Issues Commission Regulation Committee
The regulation of lawyers, particularly cross-border, has not received as much focus during the pandemic – it is time to focus on this now.
Although there has been much written and spoken about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on legal services, there has been less coverage of the two areas highlighted by this session: how the regulation of lawyers itself has and might change in response to the pandemic, with a particular emphasis on cross-border activities.
As always, the pandemic has shown up change which was already taking place and given it a shove. Foreign travel has seized up, pushing more legal services online and especially across borders. How are bars and other regulators able to control this almost invisible form of delivery? What are the implications for trade negotiations in legal services? In addition, the growth of on-line delivery leads to questions about the technology that lawyers are using and their relationships with online providers; is additional regulation required? This session will explore all these issues.
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European & International Legal Services Consultant, Brussels, Belgium; Chair, BIC International Trade in Legal Services Committee
Richard Krishnan Naidu
Munro Leys, Suva, Fiji; Co-opted Member, Bar Issues Commission Policy Committee
Devry Smith Frank LLP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Regulation of Lawyers Committee
State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, USA