• How unfortunate to find a quasi-libertarian arguing against the rights of legal services consumers.

  • The main problem is that even “simple” document preparation and run of the mill legal services are rarely straightforward. There’s just too much going on with people. Although I don’t think what he’s proposing is outlandish, its just not reality. Life is complicated. Is a simple will ever a simple will? Sometimes, but no a lot.

  • The suggestion about breaking legal services into two fields sounds similar to the English practice of having solicitors handle some areas, while barristers deal with high court matters. And both are still required to learn their profession. They can’t simply announce that they are qualified to write complicated wills or trying murder cases and start taking clients. One problem I also foresee is that state bars often have funds that are used to reimburse clients who have been robbed by their lawyers. And I doubt that state bars would be willing to extend this benefit to people who are not members of the bar.

  • I just want them to lower the barriers to expulsion.

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