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August 16, 2022

Innovation Center report outlines trends in advances in law and technology

CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2022 ─The ABA Center for Innovation has released its first “Innovation Trends Report,” an electronic collection of collaborative and creative thinking capturing innovative trends in the U.S. justice system.

Written primarily by members of the center’s board, the goal is to present examples of legal innovation on an annual basis. The inaugural report focuses on three key areas: internal ABA innovation, advances in law and technology and regulatory innovation. There is also a section on Rocket Lawyer’s experience in Utah in its regulatory sandbox, including some of its early findings and measurements.

The report, essentially a series of essays and commentaries, taps the expertise of eight authors who collectively highlight some of the most innovative and forward-thinking efforts nationally in the delivery of legal services. The report also includes highlights of interviews with legal thought leaders that can be heard by scanning the QR code on the respective pages.

The full report can be found here. The views expressed in the report have not been approved by the ABA House of Delegates or the Board of Governors, and they should not be construed as representing the policy of the ABA unless expressly noted in the report. A supplement looking at Innovation in Legal Education will be released at the 2023 ABA Midyear Meeting in February. 

Established in 2016, the ABA Center for Innovation has the goal of creating more accessible, efficient, and effective legal services in the U.S. and around the globe by improving legal services through innovation, education and collaboration. It is one of several sponsors of the Redesigning Legal Speaker Series.

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.