Last August, Arizona became the first state to eliminate the ban on non-lawyer ownership of law firms. See here, here and here. This significant change in the state's regulatory structure was suggested by a task force chaired by Arizona Supreme Court Vice Chief Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer.
In a recent podcast Justice Timmer discusses why the task force recommended such sweeping changes, why the court adopted them, the status of their implementation, and the implications for access to justice. You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the play button below or by going here.