Episode 94: Lucy Ricca and John Lund, Utah Implementation Task Force on Regulatory Reform

Today’s episode features Lucy Ricca and John Lund of the Utah Implementation Task Force on Regulatory Reform. With the Task Force, Lucy and John are aiming to increase access to and affordability of legal services while protecting consumers. The Task Force is taking a data-driven, risk-oriented approach that also allows for new innovative models to be tried out in a controlled Regulatory Sandbox.
In this episode, Lucy and John speak with Jack Newton about:
  • What the Utah Implementation Task Force on Regulatory Reform is, and how it pursues its mandate
  • Why the current regulatory environment is the way it is—and how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping it
  • What the legal industry can do to address the access to justice crisis
  • How Utah is leading the charge on legal regulatory reform

To learn more about the Utah Implementation Task Force on Regulatory Reform, visit https://sandbox.utcourts.gov/

John Lund has practiced law the old-fashioned way since 1984. He is a shareholder with Parsons Behle & Latimer, where he represents clients in challenging litigation and trials throughout the West. John is recognized by Chambers USA as a Band 1 lawyer for commercial litigation and is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

John is the immediate past president of the Utah State Bar and has been involved in leadership of the Utah Bar for over a decade. He recently concluded two terms as the lawyer representative on Utah’s Judicial Council, which oversees Utah’s judicial branch. He has served on various committees and projects relating to improving access to justice and innovation in the practice of law. Currently, John co-chairs a joint task force of the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Bar that is recommending significant and potentially disruptive changes to the regulation of legal services in order to bring innovation to legal services and thereby improve access to justice.
Lucy Ricca is a Fellow and former Executive Director of the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession at Stanford Law School and a Special Project Advisor of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS). Lucy was a Lecturer at Stanford Law School and has written on the regulation of the profession, the changing practice of law, and diversity in the profession.
As Executive Director, Lucy coordinated all aspects of the Center’s activities, including developing the direction and goals for the Center and overseeing operations, publications, programs, research, and other interdisciplinary projects, including development and fundraising for the Stanford Legal Design Lab. Lucy joined Stanford Law School in June 2013, after clerking for Judge James P. Jones of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia.