News Story (California)
Bloomberg Big Law Business
November 19, 2019
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Tags: Access to Justice
The changes would broaden the range of those who can provide legal services in the state, to potentially include tech companies and the Big Four accountancies, which some in the industry see as threat.
Proponents of the changes say they would help bring much needed access to justice.
The State Bar of California’s Board of Trustees last week granted a motion to delay the final recommendations of the Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS) panel from Dec. 31 to March 31 of 2020. The board recognized that the panel needs more time to “synthesize” the more than 2,800 comments it received in response to proposals.