Bloomberg Law
Sept. 3, 2020, 7:21 PM

D.C. Bar Law Firm Ownership Rules May Be in for More Changes

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

The pandemic hasn’t slowed the District of Columbia Bar committee weighing whether to loosen its law firm ownership rules by giving nonlaywers more prominent roles in legal services operations.

Since January, the D.C. Bar’s 13-member global legal practice committee has received comments about proposed changes—as well as benchmark data on how many and what types of legal service businesses have formed in the city that include nonlawyer partners.

And since May, the panel has held about 20 Zoom meetings with different state and foreign officials and interest groups to gain information on how other jurisdictions are handling the issue, committee ...

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