Entry Workgroup on Admission & Education Documents

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Drafts – Admissions Framework:

Admission & Education Resource Data:

  • The U.S. Supreme Court and the ABA Model Guidelines for the Utilization of Paralegal Services has noted the following 3 criteria for use in fee petitions, which may useful as the committee defines substantive paralegal tasks for the Attorney Certification:
    1. The services performed must be legal in nature rather than clerical (See eg In re Dimas, LLC, 357 B.R. 563, 577)(Bankr. N.D. Calif. 2006);
    2. The fee statement must specify in detail the qualifications of the person performing the service (to demonstrate that the paralegal is qualified by education, training or work to perform the assigned work); and
    3. The evidence that the work performed by the paralegal would have had to be performed by the attorney at a higher rate.The U.S. Supreme Court and the ABA Model Guidelines for the Utilization of Paralegal Services has noted the following 3 criteria for use in fee petitions, which may useful as the committee defines substantive paralegal tasks for the Attorney Certification:
    4. See Comments to Guideline 8 contained in the ABA Model Guidelines for the Utilization of Paralegal services which notes all three of these criteria). https://www.osbplf.org/assets/forms/pdfs//ABA%20Model%20Guidelines%20for%20Utilization%20of%20Paralegal%20Services.pdf