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Paraprofessional Update - What one Legal Expert is Saying

September 30, 2021 2:59 PM | Tracey Booth (Administrator)

What one Legal Expert is Saying

In the article “State Bar’s Nonlawyer Licensing Proposal Revealed for Public Vetting – and Criticism,” Cheryl Miller, Attorney/Author, based in Sacramento examines a lack of sufficient consensus as well as considerable opposition from the “trial bar, legal aid organizations and even some members of the committee who drafted the paraprofessional license plan…”

One excerpt from the article divulges “California’s state bar on Thursday unveiled a 1,453-page proposal to license nonlawyers to perform limited legal services, a controversial draft months in the making that ultimately may not survive strong political headwinds.”

Miller also cites “Carolin Shining, Culver City solo and member of the paraprofessional working group, told trustees in a Sept. 13th letter that the group’s final report was ‘fatally flawed’.”

Read the full article from The Recorder HERE.

Regardless of the outcome of the flawed paraprofessional report, LDAs have a passion to help people and a history of success serving the community.  CALDA has been and continues to be a proactive foundational feature in the industry, helping LDAs stay compliant with the State Bar’s required continuing legal education and the provisions of B&P Code 6400.  Currently, we are committed to taking this to the next level with an LDA credentialing program for our members.  We look forward to introducing this new curriculum in the coming months and maintaining CALDA’s position as a pioneer in the legal community.

Your feedback is welcomed,

Chester Ruiz

CALDA, Legislative Chair, 2021


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