While the Special Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services’ mission is to find innovative ways to provide more and affordable legal services for Floridians, Chair John Stewart says, “the priority is that they are met by Florida lawyers.”

“We are going to be thoughtful, forward thinking, and provocative,” Stewart told those attending the Bar’s Virtual Section Leadership Conference on July 23, but added he thinks the recommendations that emerge from this study “are going to be modest.”

In creating the committee earlier this year, Chief Justice Charles Canady said it should look at “lawyer advertising; referral fees; fee splitting; entity regulation; regulation of online service providers; and regulation of nonlawyer providers of limited legal services. Additional topics consistent with the subject of the study may also be addressed.”