Update: Advanced Florida Registered Paralegals
Here’s an update on the proposal to create a category called “Advanced Florida Registered Paralegals” designation as part of the Florida Registered Paralegal Program created by Chapter 20 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.
Those advanced FRPs would be authorized – under the supervision of a lawyer – to assist clients who engage a law firm for limited representation help in family law, landlord/tenant, guardianship, wills, advance directives, or debt collection defense matters.
I’m honestly not sure how this differs from what paralegals are already doing?
It should come as no surprise that there are objections from the Bar’s Family Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Elder, and Public Interest Law sections. You can check out the objections in the article linked below.
The matter is being referred to the Bar’s Rules Committee to consider the objections.
Advanced Florida Registered Paralegals proposal goes to Bar’s Rules Committee for study