Bloomberg Law
July 22, 2020, 8:56 PM

Chicago Bar Group Urges Legal Tech Partnerships With Nonlawyers

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

Lawyers would be able to partner with nonattorneys to provide legal tech solutions in Illinois under changes proposed by a Chicago Bar task force.

The suggested changes, which must be approved by the Illinois Supreme Court, are similar to those put forth in recent months by task forces in Utah, California, and Arizona. They’re often posed as efforts to increase access to legal services for low- and middle-income communities, but could also give the Big Four and others a wedge into markets dominated by traditional law firms.

The proposed changes made Wednesday in the 116-page report by the Task Force ...

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