Future Of Florida 'Legal Lab' Proposal In Jeopardy

By Madison Arnold (December 17, 2021, 7:01 PM EST) -- A so-called "legal lab" that would allow testing of experimental legal concepts in the Florida legal industry, such as allowing for the creation of new entities that offer both legal and nonlegal services, is facing a difficult path ahead after Florida Bar leadership shot down the proposal earlier this month.

After rejecting several individual proposals recommended as part of the would-be legal lab, including allowing the sharing of fees with nonlawyers or allowing nonlawyer ownership of law firms, the Florida Bar Board of Governors voted Dec. 3 not to endorse the concept of a legal lab in its entirety, citing concerns...

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