Playing in Sandboxes with Jeff Kelly

ABA Innovation Network

Nov 10 2021 • 36 mins

If you need a primer on what a legal sandbox is then this is the episode for you.

Utah developed the first sandbox environment to allow new approaches in the delivery and structure of legal services in the US.  North Carolina is one of the many states evaluating what a sandbox may look.  One of the key voices in that conversation is Jeff Kelly.

As the point person for North Carolina's sandbox proposal, Jeff talks to us about what a sandbox is, how North Carolina State Bar’s Issues Subcommittee Studying Regulatory Change decided a sandbox was right for them and what happens next.

Featured Guest:

Jeff Kelly

  • Attorney at Nelson Mullins,
  • Advisory member of the North Carolina State Bar’s Issues Subcommittee Studying Regulatory Change,
  • Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Future of Law Committee,
  • Fellow with Duke Law’s Center on Law and Technology

Jeff's Art icicles and Resources:

Jeff recently wrote a post on a FinTech sandbox that launched in North Carolina earlier this month.

Redesigning Legal:

As part of our Redesigning Legal Speaker Series, on December 7, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. MDT, The Center For Innovation and its partners will explore the opportunities  being created by regulatory innovation for legal education.

Titled  "The Role of Legal Education, Clinics, and Legal Labs" This program will explore the opportunities being created by regulatory innovation for legal education. Panelists will focus on how law schools are responding and adapting to the prospect of fewer barriers to innovation that offer increased employment opportunities for their students, more roles for people other than lawyers in the delivery of legal services, the creation of tiered legal service providers, and collaboration across professional fields to provide more and new kinds of legal services.

This panel will include Stacy Butler (Director of the Innovation for Justice Program, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law), Anna Carpenter (Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law), April Dawson (Associate Dean of Technology and Innovation, North Carolina Central University School of Law), and Michele Pistone (Professor of Law and Director of the Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law), whose conversation will be moderated by Jordan Furlong (Principal, Law21).

Register for Free here.

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