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.

Chair
TN Board Professional...
10 Cadillac Drive, Ste. 220
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615)695-0943
Immediate Past Chair
Law Offices of Sean Lewis, PLLC
5010 Linbar Drive, Ste 169
Nashville, TN 37211
(615)646-6002
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

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.

Traffic Ticket App Startup Sues Florida Bar for Antitrust Violations

A Florida startup that matches lawyers to drivers who’ve received traffic tickets is suing the Florida Bar and a law firm for allegedly launching a “coordinated attack” to kill its business, the ABA Journal reports. Mobile app developer TIKD Services filed suit in federal court against the Florida Bar and a competitor called The Ticket Clinic. The Florida Bar began investigating TIKD 10 months ago, probing into whether the company was engaged in the unauthorized practice of law, and issued an informal opinion about it. Additionally The Ticket Clinic filed ethics complaints against attorneys who worked with TIKD customers, according to the lawsuit.
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