The Special Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, charged by the Supreme Court with examining how law is practiced and its regulatory framework, met July 14 to discuss priorities and how best to conduct the review.

Topics ranged from lawyer advertising to legal education. But most of the interest revolved around how law is practiced and regulations that may need to change to improve a lawyer’s ability to reach consumers and a consumer’s ability to reach lawyers.

Committee Chair and immediate past Bar President John Stewart said the emphasis is to look at changing regulations to make it easier for lawyers to provide services without compromising protections for consumers or lawyers’ professional and independent judgment.