Arizona and Utah lead the way on legal industry change

As my colleague Karen Sloan reports, a new study by Stanford Law School shows that the programs are offering lawyers “a host of new opportunities to extend their reach” without triggering an increase in consumer complaints.

Of course, Big Law has long fretted about potential competition from the Big Four accounting firms for this very reason.

That’s not an issue in Arizona or Utah, at least not yet. While the accounting firms are “seemingly well-positioned to utilize rule reforms in the U.S. legal markets, none have sought authorization in either Utah or Arizona,” the Stanford report notes, adding that the accounting giants “might not see Utah and Arizona as sufficiently large legal markets” to justify a foray.

October 3, 2022
By Deborah L. Rhode Center On The Legal Profession
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