New rules allow nonlawyers to practice law and own law firms in Arizona. This welcomed revolution in access to justice will have profound effects on the justice system and legal profession.

And like all broad reforms, it has possible unintended consequences.

The new rules allow nonlawyers to invest in and manage Arizona law firms structured as “Alternative Business Structures” — business entities that provide legal services and include nonlawyers with economic interests or decision-making authority.

Read the full article. AZ Central, Opinion/Editorial by Maya Steinitz and Victoria Sahani