Rethinking Barriers to Legal Practice: It is Time to Repeal Unauthorized Practice of Law Statutes
Judicature, Vol. 81, No. 3, 1997 and author's book Legal Advocacy: Lawyers and Nonlawyers at Work, University of Michigan Press.
Posted: 9 Nov 1998
This brief essay draws upon the author's research, reported in his forthcoming book, Legal Advocacy: Lawyers and Nonlawyers at Work (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998), systematically comparing lawyer and nonlawyer advocates. He argues that the performance of advocates does not support continued limitations on the use of nonlawyers as advocates; he suggests several possible mechanisms for regulating nonlawyers that would protect the public while also giving the public alternatives to representation by licensed attorneys.
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