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Alternative Business Structures

An alternative business structure, or ABS, is a business entity that includes nonlawyers who have an economic interest or decision-making authority in a firm and provides legal services in accord with Supreme Court Rules 31 and 31.1(c). According to the Task Force on the Delivery of Legal Services, the purpose of the ABS program is “rooted in the idea that entrepreneurial lawyers and nonlawyers would pilot a range of different business forms” that will ultimately improve access to justice and the delivery of legal services. Complaints against Alternative Business Structures are received, investigated, and prosecuted by the State Bar of Arizona in the same manner as complaints against lawyers.

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