“New Roles for Non-Lawyers to Increase Access to Justice” by David Udell and Richard Zorza Published

Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog

Here is the paper on nonlawyer roles, written by jointly David Udell and me (as this blog post is), just published in the Fordham Urban Law Journal.

We hope that it will serve as the foundation and spur for continued discussion of a very important and freshly emerging topic.  As regular readers of this blog will know, this is becoming a very hot topic, with progress in several states.  Moreover initial presentations and discussions are occurring in others.

The paper attempts to offer a broad overview, discussing the state of play, possibilities for the future and ways to consider moving forward with nonlawyers in four separate settings:  i) nonprofit organizations supervised by lawyers, ii) nonprofit organizations not supervised lawyers, iii) for-profit groups supervised by lawyers, and, iv) for-profit companies not supervised by lawyers.

What some may see as the highlights of the paper include:

  • A summary of state and…

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