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Are Nonlawyer ‘Legal Technicians’ the Wave of the Future | New Jersey Law Journal

A possible future with nonlawyers providing a limited set of legal services to clients, indigent and otherwise, was once again a hot topic at a recent American Bar Association event—but it’s an issue that so far hasn’t garnered much apparent support, or even attention, in New Jersey.
A framework providing for “limited license legal technicians” (LLLTs)—already implemented in Washington state, and one of numerous issues under consideration by the ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services—most recently was the subject of a discussion led by ABA President William Hubbard at the association’s Bar Leadership Institute event earlier this month.
“I think we have to look at fresh new ways to help people,” Hubbard, a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Columbia, South Carolina, told the Law Journal in a March 16 phone interview. “We have to change the way we’re doing business.”

via Are Nonlawyer ‘Legal Technicians’ the Wave of the Future | New Jersey Law Journal.

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