Almost one year after the American Bar Association set off a national debate with a proposal to allow lawyers and nonlawyers to join forces in multidisciplinary practices, a committee of the New York State Bar Association has issued a report that stridently opposes the plan.

The report, “Preserving the Core Values of the American Legal Profession,” vehemently rejects any change in rules that would allow lawyers to be partners with nonlawyers.

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