Friday, August 3, 2012

Illinois State Bar Association supports ban on non-lawyer ownership of firms

The Illinois State Bar Association Board of Governors has passed a resolution reaffirming the ABA policy – adopted in 2000 – that law firms should not be owned by non-lawyers and that legal fees should not be shared with non-lawyers. Proposals that would change this policy have been circulated in connection with the work of the ABA’s Commission on Ethics 20/20.  Go here for more on the story.

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