TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Feb 13, 2015

Chattanooga Bar Association President Paul Hatcher warns of the danger of the unauthorized practice of law in a Hamilton County Herald column. Hatcher cites his disagreement with a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed in which the author praised non-licensed paralegal services and criticized bar associations and state attorneys general for bringing suits against unauthorized practitioners. “Our law license assures Tennessee consumers that we have a basic level of training and competence as required by the State of Tennessee, and that we have access to the courts,” Hatcher states. “That license is a valuable asset to us as lawyers, but it is valuable to the public as well.”