Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Short update and comment on the regulatory changes in Utah

 Back in September of 2020 I posted a few comments and links on the recent regulatory changes in Arizona and Utah which opened the possibility of allowing non-lawyers to provide some legal services and to partner with lawyers to provide legal services.  See here, here and here.  As you know, the debate on whether it is a good idea to allow such partnerships goes back a long time and relates to the prohibition in rules like Model Rule 5.4, originally thought to be needed to protect the public from the dangers of having lawyers forming partnerships with non-lawyers.

I am writing about this today because I just saw a a short article from a few days ago that provides a little bit of background and commentary on the changes in Utah.  It is published in Law 360 and you can read it here.

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