Paralegal Regulation in the United States

A recent post on the Paralegal Jobs and Continuing Education LinkedIn discussion board calls our attention to a Paralegal Today article entitled “Paralegal Regulation in the United States.” It is a good compilation, but needs to be updated as it was first published in 2006. Gregory Lynn Crossett provides a good overview based on states that regulate paralegals by state statute, states that regulate through their supreme court, and states that regulate through state bar associations in The Empowered Paralegal Professionalism Anthology published by Carolina Academic Press in 2011. Even that article is now somewhat outdated given the speed with which this area is developing. For example, in the last few months the State of Washington created a new practitioner called a Limited License Legal Technician which will allow some paralegals to engage in a limited practice of law without attorney supervision.

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