ABA report outlines trends in advances in law, technology

The American Bar Association Center for Innovation has released its first “Innovation Trends Report,” an electronic collection of collaborative and creative thinking capturing innovative trends in the U.S. justice system.

Written primarily by members of the center’s board, the goal is to present examples of legal innovation on an annual basis. The inaugural report focuses on three key areas: internal ABA innovation, advances in law and technology and regulatory innovation. There is also a section on Rocket Lawyer’s experience in Utah in its regulatory sandbox, including some of its early findings and measurements.

The report, essentially a series of essays and commentaries, taps the expertise of eight authors who collectively highlight some of the most innovative and forward-thinking efforts nationally in the delivery of legal services. The report also includes highlights of interviews with legal thought leaders that can be heard by scanning the QR code on the respective pages.

The report can be found at www.americanbar.org/groups/centers_commissions/center-for-innovation. 

The views expressed in the report have not been approved by the ABA House of Delegates or the Board of Governors, and they should not be construed as representing the policy of the ABA unless expressly noted in the report. A supplement looking at Innovation in Legal Education will be released at the 2023 ABA Midyear Meeting in February. 

Established in 2016, the ABA Center for Innovation has the goal of creating more accessible, efficient, and effective legal services in the U.S. and around the globe by improving legal services through innovation, education and collaboration.