Colorado Supreme Court
Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.
Paraprofessionals and Legal Services (PALS) Subcommittee
PALS was originally formed on March 6, 2015 when the Supreme Court Advisory Committee formed a subcommittee to study whether Colorado should implement a Limited License Legal Technician program to address access-to-justice issues. The Provider of Alternative Legal Services Subcommittee (PALS), formerly known as the Limited Legal License Technicians Subcommittee, was charged with studying the Washington state LLLT program, the New York Court Navigators program, the Law Society of Upper Canada’s paralegal program and any other program using non-lawyer legal professionals.
On February 27, 2020, the Supreme Court Advisory Committee and subcommittee, then-named Providers of Alternative Legal Services, adopted a pilot project to explore a regulation regime for licensing qualified paraprofessionals to engage in the practice of law in defined contexts, including authorizes scopes of working certain types of domestic relations matters. The new subcommittee, Paraprofessionals and Legal Services (PALS), is chaired by Honorable (Ret.) Angela Arkin and Maha Kamal.