Bloomberg Law
Feb. 16, 2020, 6:53 PM

Bar Group Aims For Lasting Impact With Access to Justice Report

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

An upcoming report from a leading legal ethics group could add significant momentum to the growing movement to bridge the chronic legal services gap for middle-class and poorer citizens.

The study from the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers likely will make concrete suggestions, including rule changes, to spur states to increase access to legal services, according to leaders of the group.

This could include suggested changes to Rule 5.4 to open law firm ownership to nonlawyers, alterations that could redefine who can practice law, and reforms to make cross-state border representations easier.

APRL is relatively small when compared with the ...

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