Too often the legal profession uses its power to regulate the competence of its service providers (a good goal) simply to protect lawyers from unwanted competition (a bad goal).
Medical authorities have developed care specialties performed by professionals outside the category of licensed physician, who are highly trained — and who do their work without micro-management by MDs.
The legal profession should take a lesson from medicine’s pursuit of operational efficiency. But, more often than not, state bar organizations fiercely resist such a step, citing”legal ethics” and “protection of clients”. Continue reading