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Special Committee to Improve the Delivery of Legal Services


The mission of the Special Committee to Improve the Delivery of Legal Services (Special Committee) is to study whether and how the rules governing the practice of law in Florida may be revised to improve the delivery of legal services to Florida’s consumers and to assure Florida lawyers play a proper and prominent role in the provision of these services.

The Special Committee will address lawyer advertising, referral fees, fee splitting, entity regulation, regulation of online service providers, and regulation of nonlawyer providers of limited legal services. Additional topics consistent with the subject of the study may also be addressed. The Special Committee will issue quarterly reports to the Supreme Court of Florida and The Florida Bar Board of Governors.

The work of the Special Committee will be completed by July 1, 2021.

Background Materials

AZ order amending ad rules

AZ press release on rule changes

AZ order nonlawyer ownership

Utah Court Approves Pilot Program

Chicago Task Force on the Sustainable Practice of Law & Innovation Report

Sociologist Rebecca Sandefur on Enhancing Access to Justice

Letter from Court requesting study

State Bar of California Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services

Utah Workgroup on Regulatory Reform Narrowing the Access-to-Justice Gap by Reimagining Regulation

Arizona Task Force on the Delivery of Legal Services

Florida Supreme Court orders in response to Covid-19 pandemic

2018 Ca. Legal Market Landscape Report

2016 ABA Report on the Future of Legal Services in the United States

2017 Legal Services Corporation The Justice Gap: Measuring the Unmet Civil Legal Need of Low-Income Americans

2019 Clio Legal Trends Report

2017 Oregon State Bar Report on the Future of Legal Services in Oregon

2019 World Justice Project Measuring the Justice Gap

Legal Services Corporation website

2020 Voices in the Civil Justice System

Larry Alexander Presentation

2020 10 01 Passmore Consulting submission to Florida working group

Agendas and Minutes

Jan. 14, 2021 agenda

December 8, 2020 minutes

December 8, 2020 agenda

November 9, 2020 minutes

November 9, 2020 agenda

October 7, 2020 minutes

October 7, 2020 agenda

August 25, 2020 minutes

July 29, 2020 minutes

July 14, 2020 minutes

July 14, 2020 agenda

June 15, 2020 minutes

June 15, 2020 agenda

Quarterly Reports

Third Quarterly Report

Second Quarterly Report

First Quarterly Report


Comments from Mark Gold

Florida Bar Consultant

Lori Holcomb

Committee Members