NJ Justices Won't Rethink Legal Service Sites Ban

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (June 8, 2018, 4:13 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court has declined to second-guess an ethics decision barring Garden State attorneys from using legal service providers Avvo, Rocket Lawyer and LegalZoom, dealing a blow to consumer watchdogs who say the move reduces public access to legal services.

The high court's June 1 order, which was released to the public June 8, denied the petition by Consumers for a Responsive Legal System to review a June 2017 ethics ruling that Avvo is an impermissible lawyer referral service because its deals with law firms amount to fee-sharing with a nonlawyer in violation of the state's professional conduct rules...

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