Gerald Sauer’s article in Law.com/The Recorder on proposed changes to California State Bar ethics rules

Law as Big Business: State Bar Proposal Would Seriously Hurt Consumers

In June, the California State Bar proposed modifying existing ethics rules to enable nonlawyers to give legal advice and to allow insurance companies, hedge funds and other businesses to invest in law firms.

by Gerald Sauer

In June, the California State Bar proposed modifying existing ethics rules to enable nonlawyers to give legal advice and to allow insurance companies, hedge funds and other businesses to invest in law firms. The purported reason for this dramatic change is to “improve access to justice” and to allow “technology-driven delivery systems to engage in authorized practice of law activities.” It’s unfortunate that the state bar doesn’t see that it is being used as a shill by big business for an ulterior motive—corporate greed.

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