Legal Technicians To Be Licensed To Address Lawyer Shortage

Legal Technicians

“The New Mexico Supreme Court has appointed a work group to consider whether the state should allow licensed legal technicians to provide civil legal services. The court has asked the group to submit a report by January 2020…Washington was the first state to allow nonlawyer legal technicians to help close the justice gap by providing assistance in domestic relations. The state plans to license technicians in other areas in the future. Utah followed with rules allowing licensed paralegal practitioners to help clients in cases involving family law, eviction and some debt collection matters.”

Read: Facing shortage of lawyers in some areas, this state is considering licensing legal technicians at ABA Journal – Daily News

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