California Lawyers Slam Bar Proposals for Fee-Sharing, Nonattorney Ownership

September 23, 2019 — Cheryl Miller for

Support, and opposition, for allowing fee-sharing with nonprofits and allowing nonlawyer ownership.

> Genie Harrison of Genie Harrison Law Firm, opposed the proposal. “There is already too much pressure to be profitable, and making Google Law Firm, or something like that, a possibility is going to drive this into a gig economy task-based system instead of a profession that expects individualized attention to each case and client,” Harrison wrote. “This business model would invite and encourage corners to be cut instead of encourage what the State Bar says it wants, which is more professional lawyers.”

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