City Bar Stand on Non-Lawyer Legal Assistance

, New York Law Journal


Regarding "Nassau Bar Criticizes Enlisting Non-Lawyers to Represent Poor" (NYLJ, Sept. 30), it's true that the New York City Bar has expressed concerns about nonlawyer practitioners (including regarding competence, regulation and oversight). However, in issuing a report this past June recommending a role for nonlawyer practitioners, we found these concerns to be more than counterbalanced by the services these "Courtroom Aides" and "Legal Technicians" would provide.

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