Unauthorized Practice of Law

This committee reviews UPL issues presented by attorneys, the courts or local bars. It has developed a sample protocol for use in handling complaints on individuals or businesses endangering Tennessee consumers through the unauthorized practice of law.

TN Board Professional...
10 Cadillac Drive, Ste. 220
Brentwood, TN 37027
Immediate Past Chair
Law Offices of Sean Lewis, PLLC
144 Second Ave N Ste 150
Nashville, TN 37201

Dealing With the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Tennessee

How does the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee work with attorneys and the public in protecting consumers from the unauthorized practice of law? Former Committee Chair Sean Lewis provides the answers.

LegalZoom Hits Hurdle in North Carolina

LegalZoom was probably still celebrating the South Carolina Supreme Court’s approval of its business model when a North Carolina judge breathed continued life into a case claiming the company engages in the unauthorized practice of law, reports LawSites Blog. According to the post, a special judge dismissed two counts in LegalZoom’s lawsuit against the North Carolina State Bar, in which the company alleged that the bar’s efforts to shut it down violated anti-monopoly and equal protection clauses of the state constitution. The court deferred ruling on the bar’s claim that LegalZoom is engaged in unauthorized practice, concluding that a more extensive factual record is required to understand how LegalZoom prepares complex documents for customers.

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