Bloomberg Law
Sept. 13, 2019, 8:50 AM

Gorsuch Sides with Access to Justice Reformers in New Book

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

A growing movement to loosen state bar rule restrictions preventing nonlawyers from owning law firms has found a potential ally in U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Gorsuch makes a case for what he calls “access to affordable justice” in his new book, “A Republic, If You Can Keep It.” He includes an aside that he couldn’t have afforded his own legal services when he was in private practice.

His message is timely. State bar groups in California, Utah, and Arizona are simultaneously working toward opening their rules to tech companies, paralegals, and other nonlawyers in hopes of providing ...

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