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Utah State Bar’s Licensed Paralegal Program Answering Public Need for Access to Justice (UT) (Video)
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Utah State Bar’s Licensed Paralegal Program Answering Public Need for Access to Justice
"SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4Utah) – The creation of a unique new profession is aiming to provide the public legal services at a lower cost and greater access to professionals who are trained in the law. This comes as a result of the Supreme Court addressing the issue of access to legal help and pushing for this type of profession to be made.
There are people in need of help to get through the legal system that can find it through these licensed paralegals. LPP’s don’t have to be lawyers or have the training, certification, and schooling the average attorney requires.
A lot of cases are settled out of court and these LP professionals will have the ability and training to help people work through settlements and negotiations process. Even for cases that may end up in court, this work y LPP’s will be beneficial because most of the work with cases happens before entering the courtroom, dealing with paperwork and the legal process..."