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Utah Nears Licensing of Paralegals to Practice Law in Limited Circumstances

Utah is on track to become the second state to license non-lawyers such as paralegals to practice law in limited circumstances, similar to the limited license legal technician (LLLT) program pioneered by Washington state.

The Utah Supreme Court has approved a new class of legal professional called the licensed paralegal practitioner. New rules governing LPPs take effect Nov. 1, and classes to train LPPs are slated to begin this fall at Utah Valley University. Court officials expect the first licensing examinations to be conducted next spring and the first licenses to be issued later in 2019.

In approving LPPs, the Supreme Court adopted amendments to Utah’s Rule 14-802, which defines who is authorized to practice law in the state. (continued)

Source: Bob Ambrogi | LawSites

 

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