Collaborations between Lawyers and New Legal Professionals: A Path to Increase Access to Justice and Protect Clients

15 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2016

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Laurel Rigertas

Northern Illinois University - College of Law

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This article explores the ongoing challenge of access to affordable legal services for civil matters. Part I introduces the idea that there are a variety of innovations that could be made to improve the public’s access to justice, but this essay pays particular attention to the various relationships between advanced practice registered nurses and physicians as a possible template for associations between lawyers and other legal professionals. Part II examines the challenges to accessing justice in the current legal market. Part III discusses the rise of alternative legal professionals to serve the unmet legal market demands. Part IV looks at advanced practice register nurses as a model for the legal professions innovations with new categories of legal professionals. Finally, Part V explores models for the delivery of legal services in light of the rise of alternative legal professionals.

Keywords: Access to Justice, Affordable Legal Services, Legal Market, Legal Innovations, Unmet Need for Legal Services

Suggested Citation

Rigertas, Laurel, Collaborations between Lawyers and New Legal Professionals: A Path to Increase Access to Justice and Protect Clients (2015). Kansas Journal of Law & Pubic Policy, Vol. 24, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2866623

Laurel Rigertas (Contact Author)

Northern Illinois University - College of Law ( email )

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DeKalb, IL 60115
United States

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