Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, December 6, 2021

Oregon Bar Proposes to Let Paralegals Represent Clients in Some Housing, Family Law Cases

From Oregon Live:

The Oregon State Bar’s board of governors is moving forward on the “paraprofessional licensing program,” which would allow paralegals to handle two main types of cases: landlord-tenant issues and certain family law cases. The plan aims to help deal with the backlog of landlord-tenant cases in courts and to broaden access to legal representation.

The Oregon State Supreme Court will make the final decision on the program, likely early next year. But the state bar is now taking public comment on the potential service.

State judicial records show that . . . 71% [of all parties] are unrepresented in divorce cases . . . .

Read more here.

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