"[This] decision clears the way for New Hampshire residents to receive quality legal assistance from attorneys who rely on the efficiencies delivered by Morgan Drexen,” said Walter Ledda, Morgan Drexen CEO.
Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2013
State regulators in New Hampshire have determined Morgan Drexen Integrated Systems (http://www.morgandrexen.com) is not required to carry a separate license in its role as an independent provider of back-office support services to New Hampshire attorneys. The New Hampshire Department of Banking appraised Morgan Drexen’s business model, which is predicated on a written agreement between Morgan Drexen and attorneys admitted to practice law in New Hampshire. The agreement stipulates that Morgan Drexen provide outsourced paraprofessional and paralegal law firm support for and under the supervision of those attorneys -- in this case Michael Fisher and Jeffrey J. Weiss.
In 2012, the Ethics Commission of the American Bar Association examined and approved the emerging practice of attorneys “outsourcing” paralegal and administrative services. The New Hampshire regulators determined this now well-established outsourcing model, applied to debt adjusting services, exempts Morgan Drexen from having to be licensed when working for attorneys who engage in the business of debt adjustment.
“The New Hampshire Department of Banking’s decision clears the way for New Hampshire residents to receive quality legal assistance from attorneys who rely on the efficiencies delivered by Morgan Drexen,” said Walter Ledda, Morgan Drexen CEO. “As with the recent decision in Colorado, we are pleased that our focused approach to providing cost and time-saving services to attorneys has been reaffirmed.”
In September, 2012, a Colorado District Court ruled in favor of Morgan Drexen, as well as attorneys Drew Moore and Lawrence Williamson, in a case (#11CV7027) that also centered on Morgan Drexen’s role as an outside provider of legal support services. New Hampshire attorney Michael Fisher says this latest pronouncement from the New Hampshire Department of Banking will have far-reaching benefits for consumers in his state.
“The decision essentially permits a small-town attorney with significant experience in the areas of consumer and bankruptcy law to retain a well-oiled machine of support,” says Fisher. “The benefit of this decision extends access to counsel to essentially any consumer in the entire state, something almost no small firm - and certainly no solo practitioner - could provide. New Hampshire consumers and those in financial difficulty now have immediate access to quality, cost-efficient legal assistance that others have enjoyed for years.”
Fisher says Morgan Drexen has earned its place as the leading provider of software and support services for businesses and law firms nationwide.
“Over the past three years, my relationship with Morgan Drexen has grown as my client base has continued to expand. During this time, I feel as if my firm has been able to generate for my clients increased access to, and communication with, legal counsel in the most cost-efficient manner possible.”
About Morgan Drexen
Morgan Drexen (http://www.morgandrexen.com) provides software and administrative support services to businesses across the United States, including attorneys who practice bankruptcy and debt settlement as well as tax, personal, and litigation defense. The company’s focus on efficiency has allowed attorneys to bring financial relief to nearly 12,000 people nationwide, many of whom may otherwise not have been able to afford the services of an attorney.