ABA Not Out to Regulate ‘Entire Legal Tech Industry,’ Future Commission Member Says

In a post yesterday at the Catalyst E-Discovery Search Blog, I discussed concerns about whether the ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services is looking at regulating e-discovery companies and other companies that provide products and services to the legal industry.

Today, the commission’s vice-chair Andrew Perlman told me that the commission is not out to regulate the entire legal technology industry.

“I can tell you that what the working group had in mind was feedback on the possibility of creating new regulations directed specifically to companies that deliver legal and law-related services directly to the public,” Perlman said.

“It was not intended to address and we never even discussed regulating the entire legal technology industry,” he said. “That’s much broader than anything that’s ever been discussed.”

You can read more details of my conversation with Perlman at the Catalyst blog.