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A Spokane, Washington, company has launched what it calls the first nonlawyer-owned law firm in the U.S., using Utah’s regulatory sandbox to provide a subscription service guiding small businesses.

Law on Call, owned by Northwest Registered Agent, was licensed by the Utah Supreme Court in December. But the company’s ambitions go beyond the Beehive State: it’s applied for a license under Arizona’s new rules governing legal services, and it also ultimately hopes to serve clients in other states that might be on the cusp of loosening restrictions on law firm ownership.

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Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers change and innovation in the legal services market, and writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," on these subjects. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter at @packeld

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