Washington D.C.'s bar will study alternatives to existing law firm ownership rules, joining a growing list of states and cities weighing whether to loosen these rules.
A D.C. Bar committee announced Thursday it will study evolving legal service delivery models in the U.S. and abroad, including non-lawyer ownership of law firms. It will also seek public comment on these matters.
Bar members will be able to weigh in through March 9 on whether loosened rules involving fee-sharing and other “alternative business structures” might prove beneficial to firms and their clients.
Such changes have been supported by access to justice advocates ...