Some bar leaders inside and outside New York are pushing back against a working group’s conclusion that rejected, for now, alternative legal business structures in the state, including non-lawyer ownership of law firms.

Daniel Rodriguez, the former chairman of the American Bar Association’s Center for Innovation and dean emeritus at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, said in an email that the caution exercised in the report reflects “the conservatism for which New York has long been known.”

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