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The Role of Non-Attorneys in Access to Justice

The Role of Non-Attorneys in Access to Justice: A Discussion with the State Bar of California and LACBA

Program Date:

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Program Description:

Don’t miss this opportunity for LACBA members to participate in a frank discussion about State Bar proposals regarding non-attorneys practicing law and non-attorneys owning law firms in California!
The purpose of the State Bar of California’s Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS) is to consider changes that could help to close California’s perceived justice gap while balancing the dual goals of public protection and broadening access.  As ATILS has considered options for possible regulatory changes, questions have emerged regarding non-attorneys practicing law and  non- attorneys owning law firms in California. 
Please join us for a lively one-hour conversation as we discuss the pros and cons of the following questions with a panel of subject matter experts: 
• Should regulated non-lawyers, such as limited license providers, and regulated online entities, be allowed to provide legal advice in California?
• Should non-lawyers be allowed to have an ownership interest in law firms so long as they abide by some form of entity regulation?
The State Bar is currently seeking (through September 23, 2019) public comment on proposals for regulatory reforms developed by ATILS, so now is the perfect time to hear from the experts, ask questions, and share your views!
This program is open to all LACBA members and members of LACBA's Affiliated Bar Associations.  LACBA members can register online or by phone.  If you are a member of an affiliate bar association and would like to attend, please call LACBA Member Services at (213) 896-6560 to register.  Participants who register for the webcast will have an opportunity to submit questions via e-mail during the program. 
This program will be moderated by Tamila C. Jensen, President-Elect of LACBA.  LACBA Speakers will include: 
• James, Ham, Law Office of James I. Ham
• Robert L. Kehr of Kehr, Schiff, Crane & Cohen, LLP
• Leonard Torrealba, Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office

Los Angeles County Bar Association
1055 W. 7th Street, Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Registration: 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Program: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

CLE Credit:
1 Hour of Ethics CLE Credit

Parking available for $7; validation not required


LACBA Members or Affiliate Bar Association Members (Live Attendance)


LACBA Members or Affiliate Bar Association Members (Webcast)


8/27/2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Los Angeles County Bar Association 1055 W. 7th Street, Suite 2700 Los Angeles, CA 90017
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