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The National ABS Law Firm Association

The National ABS Law Firm Association is an exclusive national trade association of U.S. alternative business structure (ABS) model law firms. The purpose of the Association is to advocate the positive aspects of the ABS model within the legal industry to provide affordable and quality legal services. The association works to educate the public, local & national legal associations, state and local bar associations and regulators, courts, and others regarding the positive impact that alternative legal service providers are having. In addition, the association promotes how such providers offer competent legal services to consumers.

What is an ABS

An Alternative Business Structure, or ABS, is a law firm licensed by the Arizona Supreme Court that includes non-lawyers who have an economic interest in the law firm. According to the State Supreme Court, when implementing this ABS program in 2021 it is “rooted in the idea that entrepreneurial lawyers and individuals would pilot a range of different business forms” that will ultimately improve access to justice and the delivery of legal services. ABS law firm structures have existed for years in the United Kingdom and Australia. Arizona is the first U.S. jurisdiction to implement rule changes for a permanent licensing program for Arizona ABS law firms.

Upcoming Events

The National ABS Law Firm Association will be hosting an ABS Law Firm Compliance Lawyer Ethics CLE on June 28th, 2023. The online webinar will kickoff at 9:00 AM PST.

This program may count for up to one hour of ethics CLE in Arizona! The panelists will review the current status of the ABS law firm licensing program in Arizona and review the procedures necessary for the annual renewal, as well as how to update the Arizona Supreme Court for changes in:

• Compliance lawyer
• Adding/Deleting Authorized Persons
• Obtaining approval BEFORE closing on an acquisition or merger of an ABS

The panel also will go through basic requirements for the semi-annual compliance audit required of each ABS law firm.
The Business of Law
November 13 - 15, 2022
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Our ABS Panelists 

Lynda C. Shely
The Shely Firm, PC
Don Bivens
Don Bivens PLLC
Camille S. Bass
Chief Legal Officer, LegaFi Law LLC

Upcoming Events

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The National ABS Law Firm Association's 2nd Annual Meeting will be held at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa on Sunday, November 12th.

  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am | NALFA Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - 11:30 am | Salon M | ABS Program: Issues & Topics of Interest for ABS Owners & Compliance Attorneys
  • 11:30 am - 1 pm | Salon M | NALFA Networking Lunch Reception
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Meet our President 

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Meet Our Executive Director 

Farrin Holland

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MEET OUR PAST PRESIDENT

Lynda C. Shely

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If you would like to RSVP for the FIRST National ABS Law Firm Association Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, then please fill out the form below. This does not include your registration to attend events during The Business of Law conference. If you would like to attend The Business of Law conference, register here.
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