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Hopefully this will be the first step in streamlining the regulation of lawyer advertising

I commend to your reading a very well done, thorough, and I think (hope) persuasive report from the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers regarding the subject of lawyer advertising.  Although none of us were on the Lawyer Advertising Committee that put this together, several of us on the committee are members of APRL.   You can […]

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Not all bar associations are created equal

One interesting difference among jurisdictions in the U.S. as to the regulation of lawyers involves whether a particular state has an unified bar association structure or not.  A state like North Carolina operates under such a structure.  Every lawyer that obtains a license to practice in North Carolina is a member of the state bar […]

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Washington state likely to start out with 7 LLLTs

Another post keeping up with the ongoing effort in the State of Washington to try to close the access-to-justice gap through an outside-the-mainstream effort of authorizing certain types of legal services to be provided to the public by those not licensed to practice law.  I’ve previously written about this here and here. Now the news, reported first […]

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Baby steps, but still a positive development

From time to time, I have been asked questions about whether lawyers needed to be doing anything (or even could do anything) to try to better guarantee protections of client communications and maintain privilege and confidentiality in the world after the news started to come out about just how broad the NSA’s surveillance operations appeared […]

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Washington decides to also let LLLTs share fees and have ownership interest in law firms

This news out of Washington state is an unfortunate development if you had hopes that the concept of Limited License Legal Technicians (LLTs) might be a more broadly adopted cure for the “justice gap” that ails the profession in many parts of the country.  Washington state’s decision to permit lawyers to share attorney fees with […]

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A little more insight into the issue of LLLTs – California

Pretty quick on the heels of this prior post, we now have a further development from the West Coast on the potential utility of limited license legal technicians, i.e. “nurse practitioners for the legal profession,” in providing better access to justice.  The California State Bar has now put out for public comment a number of proposals […]

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Washington and Its LLLTs

One likely future facing the practice of law in the U.S. is now on display in the State of Washington and getting some high-profile publicity this week.  This article in The Washington Post tells you almost all you need to know about the introduction of Limited License Legal Technicians (or “nurse practitioners of the legal world” […]