Bloomberg Law
Aug. 6, 2019, 10:11 PM

California Bar Swamped by Comments Opposing Ethics Rule Changes

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

The State Bar of California has been inundated with more than 400 comments in response to a series of sweeping proposed rule changes that include allowing nonlawyers to share in law firm profits and provide legal advice.

The rule change proposals made by the state bar Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services have drawn a total of 420 comments so far from about 250 commenters, according to newly public state bar data. Some 379 of the comments were submitted in opposition to the proposals.

More than 100 comments were filed to the bar in the first 24 ...

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