The board of trustees of the State Bar of California voted unanimously Thursday to let the public weigh in on recommendations that would allow attorneys to share fees with nonlawyers and ultimately open door to outside ownership of law firms.

The 23-member board was responding to the work of the Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services. The group was created in 2018 to look for ways to encourage technological solutions to drive down the cost of legal work, thereby making it easier for the state’s residents to secure assistance.

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