Over the past year I have reported news about the important changes in Utah regarding the approach to the regulation of the practice of law, which include recognizing alternative business structures and the provision of certain legal service by people who are not lawyers. (Go here for all the posts on Utah.)
Along those lines, here is a short news item describing one of those new services. As the article explains, "[f]or individuals who cannot afford or otherwise don’t want to hire a lawyer, domestic violence victim advocates are now able to tell victims which protective order to apply for, how to correctly fill out forms, and what they should expect in court." Before Utah’s regulatory sandbox was adopted, these types of services could only be provided by lawyers.
Go here for the full story (which includes more links).