In a thoughtful article published in 2004 in the Connecticut Law Review, entitled "Connecticut Unauthorized Practice Laws and Some Options for Their Reform," Yale law Professor Quintin Johnstone proposed several options for expanding non-attorney exemptions to unauthorized practice of law rules. Professor Johnstone proposed enabling people who are not lawyers, but who have proper training, to provide certain types of limited legal services to self-represented individuals as a means of "relieving the serious shortage of legal services available to the poor."
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