If Nonlawyer Ownership Is The Future, It's A Jumble For Now

By Xiumei Dong (June 11, 2020, 11:39 PM EDT) -- New opportunities for nonlawyer ownership at law firms continue to emerge as more jurisdictions open up opportunities for alternative legal services, but inconsistent rules among those jurisdictions are still creating challenges when it comes to regulating nonlawyers in the market, experts said.

During an American Bar Association webinar Thursday, a group of panelists looked at how countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Nigeria regulate nonlawyer professionals, including pointing out some of the underlying issues of the current regulatory structures.

"What happens, if one of the jurisdictions, like D.C., is relaxed, and others are not, how do you...

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