Bloomberg Law
Sept. 26, 2019, 6:33 PM

Florida Bar Proposal for Online Legal Providers a Lighter Touch

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

The Florida Bar is proposing voluntary registration for online legal services providers to boost consumer access to the legal system.

It would allow web-based services to register with the bar to provide legal forms to consumers for matters ranging from obtaining a will to registering a new company. The forms would need to be approved by the Florida Supreme Court, or at least a licensed Florida attorney.

The proposal is limited compared with potentially game-changing propositions in California, Utah, and Arizona, which could more directly open their legal systems to tech companies and other non-lawyers.

That’s by design, said Florida ...

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