The Arizona Supreme Court is allowing alternative legal services provider Elevate and law firm ElevateNext to merge. The combined company, Elevate, is the first “alternative business structure” to be a granted a license in the state, which allows the law company to be owned by nonlawyers.

Elevate, in an announcement Thursday, asserted that this makes it “the first non-lawyer-owned law company, LPO, or ALSP in the United States with an integrated law firm.”