Public Comment on State Bar Proposals



Dear LACBA Members:

The work of the State Bar’s Paraprofessional Working Group is heating up with the last of the sub-committee meetings at the end of March. The companion Closing the Justice Gap Working Group is moving forward with plans to allow non-attorney ownership of law firms and fee sharing with non-attorneys.

We urge everyone to use the public comment period to voice concerns about how the proposals to allow non-attorneys to provide legal services to the public will impact public protection.

LACBA’s Paraprofessional Task Force asks those concerned to please participate in the upcoming hearings and especially in the hearings on March 30 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on April 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Thank you,

 

Tamila C. Jensen
LACBA President

Erin Joyce
Chair of the LACBA Paraprofessional  Task Force

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UPCOMING MEETINGS:

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 (Conference Call)

Meeting Agendas:Closing the Justice Gap Working Group - Subcommittee on the Structure and Governance, Evaluation-Enforcement for a Regulatory Sandbox (3/24/2021, 1:00 p.m.)

Thursday, March 25, 2021 (Conference Call)

Meeting Agendas: California Paraprofessional Program Working Group - Consumer Debt & General Civil Subcommittee (3/25/2021, 10:30 a.m.)

Friday, March 26, 2021 (Conference Call)

Meeting Agendas: California Paraprofessional Program Working Group - Health Subcommittee (3/26/2021, 3:00 p.m.)

Friday, March 26, 2021 (Conference Call)

Meeting Agendas: Closing the Justice Gap Working Group - Subcommittee on the Scope of a Regulatory Sandbox (3/26/2021, 2:00 p.m.)

Friday, March 26, 2021 (Conference Call)

Meeting Agendas: California Paraprofessional Program Working Group (3/26/2021, 9:00 a.m.)

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 (Conference Call)

Meeting Agendas: California Paraprofessional Program Working Group - Regulation Subcommittee (3/30/2021, 1:00 p.m.)

 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 (Conference Call)

Meeting Agendas: California Paraprofessional Program Working Group - Licensing Subcommittee (3/30/2021, 5:00 p.m.)