With the Supreme Court awaiting its recommendations by the December deadline, the Special Committee on Greater Public Access to Legal Services should consider practical solutions and bold proposals, said Bar President Gary Lesser.

The Board of Governors, at the urging of the Supreme Court, formed the special committee in March.

That was soon after the Supreme Court announced it would not adopt most of the recommendations of its Special Committee to Improve the Delivery of Legal Services — including testing non-lawyer ownership of law firms, fee splitting with nonlawyers, and broadly expanding the work that paralegals are permitted to perform.