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Saturday, June 16, 2007

California - Practicing Law without a license

Threat Level -- Wired Blogs

Above the second link from google when you query "practicing law without a license".

Here is case law that was cited in the blog article:

From the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

" The software did, indeed, go far beyond providing clerical services. It determined where (particularly, in which schedule) to place information provided by the debtor, selected exemptions for the debtor and supplied relevant legal citations. Providing such personalized guidance has been held to constitute the practice of law.

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(The) system touted its offering of legal advice and projected an aura of expertise concerning bankruptcy petitions; and, in that context, it offered personalized -- albeit automated -- counsel. ... We find that because this was the conduct of a non-attorney, it constituted the unauthorized practice of law."

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