IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Room 207, Level 2

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What’s all this I hear about sand boxes? Regulatory innovation and access to justice

Tuesday 1 November (1615 - 1730)

Room 207, Level 2
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Bar Issues Commission Regulation Committee (Lead)
Alternative and New Law Business Structures Committee
BIC International Trade in Legal Services Committee


The struggle to address the global access to justice and access to legal services crises continues, with the pandemic having taken its toll on those in need. Efforts to innovate and re-imagine the delivery of legal services have taken a new turn, one that includes permitting alternative business structures and professionals other than lawyers delivering legal services direct to consumers. In a growing number of jurisdictions, regulators and the organized bar have begun implementing limited, supervised testing of new methods of delivery via a policy tool called a regulatory sandbox. What is a sandbox and how does it work? Can it really increase access and do so in a way that preserves professional values and public protection? Experts directly involved with their implementation will tackle these and other questions.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Ellyn Rosen American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility, Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chair, Bar Issues Commission Regulation Committee


Don Avison Law Society of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Bar Executive Officer, Law Society of British Columbia
Christina Blacklaws Officer, Bar Issues Commission
Deno Himonas Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA