S.C. Court Rejects UPL Claim Against LegalZoom

The South Carolina Supreme Court has approved LegalZoom’s business practices on the basis that they mirror other self-help services offered by various state and local agencies, the ABA Journal reports. The court found that since documents offered by the company do not provide legal advice, and since the company itself does not provide legal assistance in the creation of the documents, it is not engaged in the unauthorized practice of law. The company operates in all 50 states and has faced claims of unauthorized practice of law elsewhere. It is currently fighting a challenge in North Carolina.