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Paraprofessionals and Legal Services Subcommittee

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:02 PM
    Message # 10038952

    The Colorado Supreme Court created the Paraprofessionals and Legal Services Subcommittee (PALS) of its Advisory Committee to study whether licensed paralegals specializing in domestic relations matters could represent 75% of family law litigants who now appear in court without lawyers.

    Speaking as a member of this committee, we plan to send a survey out by March or April asking for feedback on the proposal written to send to the Supreme Court. 

    This month there is a struggle on the title of the legal paraprofessional.  So, I ask if you would respond with the title you prefer the most and your reason why.

    Licensed Legal Paraprofessional

    Colorado Licensed Paralegal

    Licensed Paralegal Technician

    Licensed Paralegal Professional


  • Tuesday, December 21, 2021 9:18 AM
    Reply # 12208477 on 10038952
    Sarah Del Rio

    I prefer the title Licensed Legal Paraprofessional. I think it is more inclusive since some firms use the term legal assistant and paralegal interchangeably and a personal doesn't necessarily need to be a paralegal (in title) to participate in this program.   

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