Trial and Error: Lawyers and Nonlawyer Advocates

@article{Carpenter2017TrialAE,
  title={Trial and Error: Lawyers and Nonlawyer Advocates},
  author={Anna E. Carpenter and Alyx Mark and Colleen F. Shanahan},
  journal={Law \&\#x0026; Social Inquiry},
  year={2017},
  volume={42},
  pages={1023 - 1057}
}
Nonlawyer advocates are one proposed solution to the access to justice crisis. Theory and research suggest that nonlawyers might be effective, yet scholars know very little, empirically, about nonlawyer practice in the United States. Using data from more than 5,000 unemployment insurance appeal hearings and interviews with lawyers and nonlawyers who represent employers in these hearings, this article explores how both types of representatives develop expertise and what this means for… Expand
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