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Conflicts rules amplified, referral fees no longer banned, and so very much more The Arizona Supreme Court’s recent rule changes allowing non-lawyers to have ownership interests in law firms and creating legal paraprofessionals (LPs) understandably grabbed lots of attention. Non-lawyer ownership – alternative business structures (ABS) – has especially been the bright, shiny object that gets all the oohs and aahs. ABSs and LPs are indeed huge developments, which I previously wrote about here and here. Many Ethical Rules, notably those that deal with conflicts, confidentiality and supervision, were amended to account for non-lawyer ownership and management. To accommodate… Continue Reading Far-Reaching Changes to the Practice of Law in Arizona, Part III of III