‘Sandboxes’ and legal services regulation: the new playground for non-lawyers?

28 Jun 2021 1600 - 1700 BST

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A webinar presented by the IBA Alternative and New Law Business Structures Committee

The legal profession has traditionally been known, across many jurisdictions, for restricting who can deliver legal services, and how. Driven by ‘access to justice’ concerns and other issues, a number of jurisdictions are experimenting with regulatory reforms (or re-regulations) to permit non-traditional providers and investors to participate in the legal services marketplace, with regulatory ‘sandboxes’ in Utah, British Columbia and Ontario, alternative business structures in Arizona, and the cancellation of a licensed paralegal programme in Washington State offering lessons for foreign jurisdictions to consider. Bringing together leaders in the future of law and alternative legal practices, this webinar will explore and discuss the current state of regulatory reform and how that is impacting and shaping the legal profession around the world, from a multi-jurisdictional angle.


  • Professor Paul Paton QC, Lawlor Professor of Law and Ethics, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta; Sacramento, California


  • Martine Boucher CEO, Simplex Legal
  • Jason Solomon Executive Director, Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, California, US
  • Thierry Wickers Chair, Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) Future of the Legal Profession and Legal Services Committee, France

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