Resolution 115

Resolution 115 - Encouraging Regulatory Innovation

Proposed Resolution:

The following resolution is proposed for consideration by the ABA House of Delegates at the 2020 ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas.

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
CENTER FOR INNOVATION
STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE DELIVERY OF LEGAL SERVICES
STANDING COMMITTEE ON ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
STANDING COMMITTEE ON PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC PROTECTION IN THE PROVISION OF LEGAL
SERVICES
REPORT TO THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES
RESOLUTION

RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association encourages U.S. jurisdictions to consider innovative approaches to the access to justice crisis in order to help the more than 80% of people below the poverty line and the majority of middle-income Americans who lack meaningful access to legal services when facing critical civil legal issues, such as child custody, debt collection, eviction, and foreclosure.

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association encourages U.S. jurisdictions to consider regulatory innovations that have the potential to improve the accessibility, affordability, and quality of civil legal services, while also ensuring necessary
 and appropriate protections that best serve the public.

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association encourages U.S. jurisdictions to collect and assess data regarding regulatory innovations both before and after the adoption of any innovations to ensure that changes are effective in increasing access to legal services and are in the public interest.
 

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Media and Background Information:

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