Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioners – Comment Period Closed January 21, 2022
RGLPP15-0703. Qualifications for licensure as a licensed paralegal practitioner. Amend. The proposed amendment to this rule would add relevant subsections for ease of reading, including headings for the “Specialized Course of Instruction requirement,” and the “Substantive Law-Related Experience” requirement. A substantive amendment would also permit academic credit from an Approved Law School or Accredited Program or School to count toward an applicant’s substantive law-related experience hours requirement, which would be capped at 750 hours or half the 1,500 hours requirement.
RGLPP15-0701. Definitions. Amend. The amendments may be summarized as follows:
- Add clarification to the scope of an LPP’s practice within family law to include common law marriage as well as name and gender change (there is a coordinating amendment in USB Rule 14-802(c));
- Create a definition for “Specialized Course of Instruction” referenced in admissions Rule 15-703;
- Omit unnecessary language in paragraph (ee) related to supervision by a licensed lawyer, paralegal, or law student; and
- Create a new definition in paragraph (gg) for “Substantive Legal Course.”
USB14-0802. Authorization to practice law. Amend. The proposed amendment adds clarification to the scope of an LPP’s practice within family law to include common law marriage as well as name and gender change (there is a coordinating amendment in LPP Rule 15-701).