A key state lawmaker said Monday that state bar trustees are “getting a little ahead of themselves” by pursuing a potential paraprofessionals program that would authorize nonlawyers to offer a limited range of legal services in California.

Assembly Judiciary Committee Chairman Mark Stone, D-Scotts Valley, said he does not expect to include the limited-practice license proposal in the 2023 fee bill he will carry next year. The plan, unveiled by the bar last week, would apply to qualified law school graduates, paralegals and legal document assistants.