ABA Annual Meeting 2019: The Taskforce on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS)

Unauthorized practice of law, sharing of legal fees, and more— the ATILS taskforce is rethinking our approach to these big issues in the practice of law.

Recent reports indicate as many as 85% of Americans don’t have access to justice. While many factors contribute to this problem, the one thing that shouldn’t be standing in the way is the legal industry itself. The Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS) is reviewing existing regulatory frameworks, such as ethics rules regarding the unauthorized practice of law and the sharing of legal fees, as well as exploring the opportunities afforded by new technologies to see what changes could be made to provide higher quality and more accessible legal services to millions of underserved Americans.

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Daniel Linna, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Daniel W. Linna Jr. is a Visiting Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. His teaching and research focus on innovation and technology, including computational law, artificial intelligence, data analytics, leadership, operations, and innovation frameworks.

Dan is also an affiliated faculty member at CodeX — The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics. He joined Northwestern from Michigan State University College of Law, where he was a Professor of Law in Residence and the founder and Director of LegalRnD — The Center for Legal Services Innovation. At Michigan State, Dan taught Quantitative Analysis for Lawyers, Litigation {Data, Theory, Practice, & Process}, Entrepreneurial Lawyering, and Lawyer Ethics and Regulation in a Technology-Driven World. Dan has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Law School, where he has taught Negotiation and Legal Technology & Innovation: Legal-Service Delivery in the 21st Century.

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