house of delegates resolutions

Reaffirms Policy on Sharing Legal Fees with Non-Lawyers

RESOLVED, That the _ reaffirms the following policy, adopted July 2000:

The sharing of legal fees with non-lawyers and the ownership or control of the practice of law by non-lawyers are inconsistent with the core values of the legal profession.  The law governing lawyers that prohibits lawyers from sharing legal fees with non-lawyers and from directly or indirectly transferring to non-lawyers ownership or control over entities practicing law should not be revised.

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