Georgetown Law Center for the Study of the Legal Profession
Centre for Professional Services, Said Business School, University of Oxford
Lunch panel sponsored by the International Bar Association
Fundamental changes in the regulation of legal services are gaining momentum across the world. The Legal Services Act of 2007 in England and Wales permits outside capital investment in law practices, authorizes lawyers and non-lawyers to join together in the same firms to provide different services, and contains other measures designed to open up the legal market to more competition from providers such as Alternative Business Structures (ABS) and others.
This day-long symposium will bring together scholars; regulators;and practitioners from law firms, corporate legal departments, and non-traditional legal service providers to discuss these and other questions. Anyone with an interest in the future of legal services will find this a stimulating discussion of the shape of things to come. MORE