Pandemic | Breakout: The Approaching Tidal Wave: Access to Legal Service and the Pandemic as Re-Regulation Accelerator
Past conferences have touched on how the current regulatory construct is a barrier to 21st century practice sustainability and how regulators have implemented or had imposed upon them responsive regulatory change. The global access to legal services and access to justice crises, including racial justice issues, have accentuated the growing and deepening cracks in the current regulatory approach. The legal profession re-regulation movement, which addresses the structures in which legal services are delivered and by whom, is growing, particularly in North America. Covid 19 is serving as an accelerant, with re-regulation being seen as the way to a sustainable legal profession and a way to reduce the access gaps. This session will explore the ways in which this is happening and provide a collection of ideas for consideration, study, and implementation.
- Moderator: Tahlia Gordon
- Justice Constandinos “Deno” Himonas, Justice, Utah Supreme Court (United States)
- Cara Marie O’Hagan, Law Society of Ontario (Canada)
- Johan Dolven, Founder & CEO, HELP Forsikring (Norway)