Monday, March 22, 2010
Lawyers Aisle Three. PLBT Asks Why Walmart Doesn't Practice Law
Pittsburgh Legal Back Talk entitled "Why Walmart Doesn't Practice Law." Attorney Cliff Tuttle dives into the murky depths of non-lawyers providing legal services. I am sure many have run into this problem. In my own practice, I often have clients come in with pre-made wills asking me if everything looks OK. Other states have non lawyers doing real estate closings. Notaries prepare immigration paperwork. The end result is usually a tangled mess. With matters like immigration, it's usually a one shot deal. Screw up the paperwork and the client is on a plane back to Katmandu. Some states have even begun efforts to stop the Legal Zooms of the world for the unauthorized practice of law. I encourage you to head over to PLBT to check it out.
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