The New York State Bar Association President David P. Miranda today
issued the following statement on Resolution 105, which was approved with an
amendment by the American Bar Association House of Delegates.
“We are pleased that the ABA, in adopting regulatory objectives
for legal service providers, has included a provision reaffirming its
opposition to nonlawyer ownership of law firms and its dedication to the core
values of the legal profession.
“Our Association will continue to act to protect the public by
working to ensure that lawyers retain their ability to exercise independent
judgment free of outside economic influence and that in New York, nonlawyers
will not be permitted to provide legal services without being under the
supervision of a lawyer.”
February 8, 2016