ABA Center for Innovation

The ABA Center for Innovation is creating more accessible, efficient, and effective legal services in the United States and around the globe. We improve legal services through innovation, education, and collaboration.

Legal Innovation Regulatory Survey

Currently, no one-stop resource collects how state regulatory frameworks vary or new approaches to the regulation of legal services. The ABA Center for Innovation has responded to the lack of available information by producing this resource for the legal community and the public. The Legal Innovation Regulatory Survey covers all 50 states and the District of Columbia and builds on the 2016 report of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services. The new survey provides state-by-state information of known efforts to reform the regulation of legal service delivery while also providing access to relevant case law.

Who We Are

The ABA Center for Innovation is a place for collaborative and creative thinking about transforming the US justice system. We believe the intersection of law and technology affords the profession a tremendous opportunity to reshape both the delivery of, and access to, legal services for the 21st century.

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Sander Innovation in ADR Award

Sander Innovation in ADR Award

Sander Award

Named for the father of Alternative Dispute Resolution and long-time Harvard Law School professor Frank Sander, the Frank E.A. Sander Innovation in ADR Award was established to recognize innovative methods and extraordinary achievements in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. The award will be presented annually at the ABA Annual Meeting.

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Center Initiatives

Programs and Projects

One of our goals is to encourage and accelerate projects and programs that improve the delivery of legal services.

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Please Donate

The American Bar Association Center for Innovation catalyzes innovations through people, process and technology in order to improve the effectiveness, accessibility and affordability of legal information and services. The Center’s impactful initiatives depend to a significant degree on philanthropic support, so charitable giving is critical to the Center’s success.