CBA Record July-August 2020

nect in three ways: 1. Helping lawyers connect to more poten- tial clients and offer more affordable and accessible services by: • Recognizing a new Intermediary Entity model to help connect lawyers with potential clients; • Improving the Rules for limited scope representation; • Modernizing the Rules so lawyers can offer technology-based services; • Developing new or amended Rules on alternative fees and fee petitions; and • Recognizing a new Licensed Paralegal model so lawyers can offer more effi- cient and affordable services in high volume areas of need. 2. Helping people recognize they have a legal problem and where they can turn for affordable and reliable legal help by: • Streamlining the Rules around lawyer advertising; • Recognizing a new Community Jus- tice Navigator model to build on the success of Illinois JusticeCorps in the courts; • Developing a newRule for technology- based legal products; and • Creating a new hub for the public to find Court-approved resources for information and assistance (Technol- ogy-based products/services, Commu- nity JusticeNavigators, and Intermedi- ary Entities). 3. Spurring more innovation in the profes-

sion and delivery of services by: • Enabling lawyers to collaborate with other professionals integral to business success through the proposed new Intermediary Entity and technology- based service rules; • Adopting a clearer practice of law defi- nition with a recognized safe harbor; • Giving lawyers a path to work with entities offering technology-based products in the legal market; and • Proposing a broader plain language review of the Rules to modernize the Rules with the lightest hand of regula- tion needed to achieve the Court’s regulatory objectives. Regulatory reform cannot fix all of the ills that afflict the legal market today, but it is absolutely critical to solving the problem. The SupremeCourt’s leadership and continu- ing good work in simplifying and promoting better access to the courts (including remote access) is equally important to the ultimate goal of making legal services affordable and accessible for all, as is pro bono and proper funding for legal aid for people who are not in a position to pay for services. Although each of these steps is essential to achieving a truly fair and accessible justice system, it is imperative that we maximize the ability for market-based solutions to improve access.TheTask Force’s recommendations are designed to do just that, and we encourage you to check it out and weigh in during the public comment period.

Public Comment for the Task Force Report The Task Force published its draft report and recommenda- tions for public comment on the Task Force web page (https:// cacy/issues/sustainable-practice- innovation/) in early July. We encouragemembers of thebench, bar, and public to offer construc- tive and concrete feedback on the various proposals in July and early August. The Task Force will also host a Zoom town hall-stylemeet- ing togivepeople theopportunity tosubmit feedback inwritingor“in- person” (see web page for details).

New CBA @attheBar Podcast: The Constitutionality of Covid Stay-At-Home Orders Edition In the third of our series relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, host Jonathan Amarilio and co-host Jack Sanker are joined by constitutional scholar and lawprofessor Ann Lousin of UIC John Marshall Law School to discuss whether those protesting the constitutional- ity of Illinois’ stay-at-home order have a case. Listen on the Legal Talk Network, Apple Podcast, Google Play, Stitcher and more.

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