A non-attorney did not engage in the unauthorized practice of law when he presented a claim against an estate in probate court on behalf of a business, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled.
A San Francisco immigration firm must notify its clients that its founder resigned from the bar in the face of disciplinary charges, according to an injunction upheld last week by the California Court of Appeal.
A lawyer who continued to work as an in-house attorney after he had been disbarred has now been permanently disbarred.
Published: September 22, 2011
Tags: ABA, ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, American Bar Association, conflict of interest, cross-border practice, ethics, lawyer advertising, lawyer marketing, multijurisdictional practice, unauthorized practice of law
An American Bar Association ethics panel has proposed rule changes that would make it easier for lawyers to engage in cross-border practice, while making clear that one’s “virtual presence” in another jurisdiction may trigger a rule violation.
Faced with what increasingly is becoming a problem for bar associations across the country, the Rhode Island Supreme Court has determined that a Texas paralegal services company was engaged in the unauthorized practice of law in Rhode Island.
Penalties for the unauthorized practice of law are not dischargeable in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled.
The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered two estate planning companies and their co-owners to pay nearly $6.4 million, the state’s largest-ever fine for the fraudulent practice of law.