Long time readers of this blog will remember that in recent years a few states have adopted programs to allow non lawyers to provide limited legal services. The first was Washington, whose program made the term LLLTs (for limited licence legal technicians) the big debate at the time. (If you click on the labels Washington and Utah on the right, you can scroll down and find lots of posts on this subject).
Now comes news that the New Mexico Supreme Court recently formed the group – comprised of lawyers, educators and advocates – to look into implementing an LLLT program in the state in order to create changes to court rules and programs that would improve the availability of legal services in the state. Courthouse News Service has the story.
Update 5/30/10: Illinois Lawyer Now has a story and links here.