TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Nov 26, 2012

As the number of Hispanic immigrants grows across Tennessee, businesses known as “notario publicos” have been increasingly taking advantage of some immigrants’ poor understanding of U.S. law. Notarios purport to help undocumented immigrants navigate the legal system and apply for residency or citizenship, but they frequently do so fraudulently and without a law license. “It’s an egregious misuse of language," Tennessee Bar Association Executive Director Allan Ramsaur said. "We were seeing people being defrauded.” Work by the TBA in 2006 led to the passage of tighter notarios regulations in the state.  The Jackson Sun has the story from the Tennessean.