Nonlawyer Practice of Law: Access to Justice or Recipe for Disaster?
ABA Section of Litigation
Access to Justice, Commercial & Business Litigation,
and Professional Liability Litigation Committees
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
9:00 AM-10:00 AM PT | 10:00-11:00 AM MT |
11:00 AM-12:00 PM CT | 12:00-1:00 PM ET
Drastic changes to the legal profession are coming. To address the lack of access to justice, some states are considering allowing nonlawyers to provide legal advice and hold financial interests in law firms. The panelists will debate the pros and cons of allowing nonlawyers to provide legal services and partially own law firms. This program will also cover the current access of justice problems and how the practice of law got to this point. Finally, this program will also discuss the potential impact of such proposals of every day lawyers and explore alternatives to address a worsening access to justice problem.
James Abrams, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Columbus, OH
Michael LeBoff, Klein & Wilson, Newport Beach, CA
Brisa Izaguirre Wolfe, Polsinelli, P.C., Kansas City, MO