D. Jared Brown on the Law Society of Ontario’s move to regulate legal tech.

At Convocation, Bencher Jared Brown spoke in opposition to the sandbox, arguing that regulation is not an effective method in spurring innovation.

“I encourage innovation in the legal tech space, let it roll. However, I also know that the best way to kill innovation is to regulate it,” said Brown. “For those of you who are opposed to this motion, take heart knowing that the sandbox regulatory framework will prevent any meaningful innovation.”

“This will put a pillow over the technology patient’s face. I see this as an expansion of the regulatory reach of the Law Society, which is anti-innovation and anti-competitive.”