CBA/CBF Task Force on the Sustainable Practice of Law & Innovation
The Chicago Bar Association and the CBF officially launched the Task Force on the Sustainable Practice of Law & Innovation in October, 2019 to help shape a better future for our profession, the public, and the justice system. The status quo in the consumer legal market is untenable for all involved—lawyers, the public, and the courts—and jeopardizes public confidence in and respect for our judicial system and the rule of law. The Task Force brings together a broad group of distinguished local and national stakeholders to tackle these issues. By fall of 2020, it will make formal recommendations to the Illinois Supreme Court to modernize the Rules of Professional Conduct to make the legal market work better for everyone.
To achieve the greater vision of maximizing efficiencies in the legal market and increasing access for people who need legal help, the Task Force is striving to develop a new framework for the Rules that uses the lightest regulatory hand possible to create an environment that fosters innovation (through technology, business processes, and the practice of law) while also protecting consumers and our profession’s fundamental principles.