(a) A licensedparalegal practitioner or firm of licensed paralegal practitioners shall
(a)(2)(ii) a licensedparalegal practitioner who undertakes to complete unfinished
(b) A licensedparalegal practitioner shall not form a partnership with a
(c) A licensedparalegal practitioner shall not permit a person who recommends, employs or pays the licensed paralegalpractitioner to render legal services for another to direct or regulate the licensed paralegal practitioner?sprofessional judgment in rendering suchlegal services.
(d) A licensedparalegal practitioner shall not practice with or in the form of
(d)(1) a non-lawyeror non-licensed paralegal practitioner owns any interest therein, except that a fiduciary representative of the estateof a licensed paralegal practitioner mayhold the stock or interest of the licensed paralegal practitioner for areasonable time during administration;
(e) A licensed paralegal practitioner maypractice in a non-profit corporation which is established to serve the publicinterest provided that the non-lawyer or non- licensed paralegal practitionerdirectors and officers of such corporation do not interfere with theindependent professional judgment of the licensed paralegal practitioner.
 The provisions of thisRule express traditional limitations on sharing fees. These limitations are toprotect the licensed paralegal practitioner?s professional independence ofjudgment. Where someone other than the client pays the licensed paralegalpractitioner?s fee or salary, or recommends employment of the licensedparalegal practitioner, that arrangement does not modify the licensed paralegalpractitioner?s obligation to the client. As stated in paragraph (c), sucharrangements should not interfere with the licensed paralegal practitioner?s professional
 The rule also expressestraditional limitations on permitting a third party to direct or regulate thelicensed paralegal practitioner?s professional judgment in rendering legalservices to another. See also Rule 1.8(f) (licensed paralegal practitioner mayaccept compensation from a third party as long as there is no interference withthe licensed paralegal practitioner?s independent professional judgment and theclient gives informed consent).
EffectiveMay 1, 2019