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Eye of the Storm: How Will Alternative Business Structures Affect Traditional Law Firms

Arizona has recently stricken the rule barring non-lawyer ownership in law firms from its professional ethics code.  Utah is creating a sandbox environment to explore the same option.  Mixed ownership law firms are called “alternative business structures,” and they already exist in other parts of the world, most notably the United Kingdom.  It’s only a matter of time before the traditional lawyer monopoly is broken.

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