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, Suite 169
Nashville, TN 37211-5064
(615)646-6002
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Don't Forget: Winter CLE Blast Tomorrow!

Need CLE hours fast? We can help! The annual Winter CLE Blast is less than a day away. With this program, you can complete up to 11 hours of Dual CLE credit on your own time. Our registration desk will be open from 7 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Feb. 21, providing you the flexibility to create your own schedule and take as many or as few hours as you need. Payment will be determined at checkout depending on the number of hours you attend. 

Highlights

  • Flexible to your schedule
  • Up to 11 Hours of CLE
  • Ethics Credits
  • Compliance CLE
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When: Feb. 21, registration begins at 7 a.m., CST

Where: Tennessee Bar Center, 221 4th Ave N., Nashville, TN 37219

 

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Lawsuit Alleges Non-lawyers at LegalZoom Performed Legal Work

A complaint filed yesterday in California alleges that online legal resource LegalZoom engaged in the “unauthorized practice of law, false advertising, unfair competition and other claims with respect to preparation and filing of trademark applications,” the ABA Journal reports. The state bars of Arizona, California and Texas are also named as defendants. The complaint alleges that when the plaintiffs applied for two trademarks through the service, LegalZoom utilized non-lawyer “trademark document specialists” to provide legal advice by “selecting classification and modifying the goods and services description from the template thereby applying specific law to facts.” 
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