It’s time to lift New Jersey’s long-standing ban on paralegals signing nonsubstantive correspondence, say two state Supreme Court committees.

Paralegals should be able to sign routine correspondence — such as for setting dates or transmitting documents — to clients, adversaries or judicial tribunals, according to a joint opinion (paid subscription required) of the Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics and Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, released on March 25.

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