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Nonlawyer-owned alternative legal services provider receives Arizona’s approval to integrate with a law firm

Elevate, a nonlawyer-owned alternative legal services provider, has been approved to operate in Arizona in tandem with an integrated law firm, the company announced Thursday.

How a law prof is training paraprofessionals to represent immigrants in legal proceedings

Law prof Michele Pistone says there aren’t enough immigration lawyers and pro bono attorneys to meet the demand of immigrants seeking legal assistance. This justice gap is a primary reason that she created a program to train paraprofessionals.

Will California be the next state to permit nonlawyer paraprofessionals?

The State Bar of California is considering a proposal to have the Golden State join a small number of other jurisdictions in permitting nonlawyer paraprofessionals to provide legal advice and undertake other tasks typically handled by attorneys.

Pioneering Utah justice will join BigLaw firm opening Salt Lake City office

Utah Supreme Court Justice Constandinos “Deno” Himonas, one of the major driving forces behind his state’s groundbreaking reforms opening up the legal marketplace to nontraditional providers, recently announced that he will be retiring from the bench to join a major law firm opening an office in the state’s capital.

Consumers increasingly desire remote legal services, Clio CEO says

When cloud-based company Clio surveyed American consumers in 2018, 23% expressed an openness to working with a lawyer remotely.

Top state court rules against public defender who sued ACLU for calling him ‘crooked’

A public defender is a public official who must prove actual malice in his defamation lawsuit against the American Civil Liberties Union for a blog post calling him “crooked,” the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled.

ABA Giving Day is an opportunity ‘to help ensure a just society,’ says ABA president

For the second year, the ABA is asking members to join in its efforts to address significant issues that affect their communities.

Weekly Briefs: Britney Spears’ father suspended as conservator; would-be Reagan assassin will be freed of limits

Britney Spears’ father is suspended as conservator

Judge Brenda Penny of Los Angeles on Wednesday suspended Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, from his position as conservator for the pop…

House’s continuing resolution would give $40M in disaster aid to Legal Services Corp.

A continuing resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday would give $40 million in disaster aid to the Legal Services Corp. to support legal aid groups helping low-income Americans affected by extreme weather events.

Law firms team up to encourage racial equity and economic mobility in the Carolinas

Two dozen BigLaw, regional and local law firms have joined together to form the Carolinas Social Impact Initiative, a new effort that seeks to tackle systemic racism in the region.

Two-thirds of Americans experience legal problems, says new nationwide access-to-justice study

Two-thirds of people across all income levels in the United States experienced at least one legal problem in the past four years, according to a new nationwide justice needs study released Wednesday.

Court backlogs have increased by an average of one-third during the pandemic, new report finds

The average case backlog for state and local courts across the United States increased by about one-third amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released this month from Thomson Reuters.

LegalZoom is pursuing an alternative business structure license in Arizona

Obtaining an alternative business structure license would allow LegalZoom to hire attorneys as employees to provide legal advice directly to customers rather than relying on an independent network of lawyers.

Solving civil justice issues in the classroom

“Throughout my time as an access-to-justice scholar, I have noticed a meaningful gap in our collective understanding of the scope of civil justice problems in the United States and of the real work needed to address the access-to-justice crisis.”

Afternoon Briefs: New York City law department hacked; Stanford Law wasn’t involved in fake flyer fracas

New York City law department is hacked

Lawyers in New York City’s law department have no remote access to the the computer system after a computer hack, a spokesperson said…

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