In a move to improve consumer access to legal services, the Florida Bar is proposing voluntary registration for online legal services providers. Reporting on the new proposal, Bloomberg Law notes that supporters of this and similar proposals cite studies which show an alarming and increasing number of Americans cannot afford access to an attorney or legal services providers.
American citizens facing legal matters ranging from landlord-tenant disputes to child custody cases are representing themselves in court in anywhere from 50% to 99% of the time because they cannot afford lawyers. Consumer-facing legal tech companies could do much more to bridge the gap if state bars allowed it, [access to justice proponents] add.https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/florida-bar-proposal-for-online-legal-providers-a-lighter-touch
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