What Is Unauthorized Practice Of the Law?

In most jurisdictions, unauthorized practice of law is a criminal offense.

Unauthorized practice of law is when somebody who is not an attorney provides legal advice or representation to clients. This includes giving legal advice, preparing legal documents, and representing clients in court.

An unauthorized law practice can result in severe consequences for clients, including loss of money, property, and even jail time.

It's important to know that only attorneys can provide legal advice. If hiring an attorney from Florida, check with the state bar lawyer directory to ensure the attorney is licensed. This will ensure you avoid working with people who are not authorized to practice law.

Published: Oct 10, 2022

Updated: Dec 8, 2023

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