The State Bar seeks public comment on recommendations for the implementation of a paraprofessional licensing program. 110-day public comment period ends January 12, 2022. Please refer to the public comment notice for background information and instructions for how to submit a comment.
- Paraprofessionals will be able to work in collateral criminal, wage/hour, unemployment, FL with a few exceptions (Hague, QDRO, some DV etc.), LLT.
- PPs may do in court work except jury trials
- They have to be licensed and passage moral character
- Must either have a JD or LLM, or a paralegal certificate
- Must ALSO have a bunch of training in the subject areas
- Must have practical training, working as a paralegal
- There will be testing, on subject matters and a PR exam
- They will have a 36 hour MCLE requirement every 3 years, and their own set of rules of prof. conduct.
Join us for our program on the proposal on November 22, 2021 from 12:00PM – 1:30PM: Will Some Non-Lawyers Soon Be Practicing Law? The State Bar’s New Paraprofessional Proposal.