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  Practice of law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In its most general sense, the practice of law involves giving legal advice to clients, drafting legal documents for clients, and representing clients in legal negotiations and court proceedings such as lawsuits, and is applied to the professional services of a lawyer or Attorney at Law, barrister, solicitor or civil law notary.
In the United States, the practice of law is conditioned upon admission to the bar of a particular state or other territorial jurisdiction.
The American Bar Association and the American Law Institute are among the organizations that are concerned with the interests of lawyers as a profession and the promulgation of uniform standards of professionalism and ethics, but regulation of the practice of law is left to the individual states.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Practice_of_law   (602 words)

 Utah State Bar News & Announcemtns - REPORT ON THE DEFINITION OF “THE PRACTICE OF LAW”   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The practice of law, although difficult to define precisely, is generally acknowledged to involve the rendering of services that require the knowledge and application of legal principles to serve the interests of another with his consent.
Once the “practice of law” and “lawyer”; have been defined, the last element is the independent task of deciding what subsets of the practice of law may be engaged in by nonlawyers.
The “practice of law” is the representation of the interests of another person by informing, counseling, advising, assisting or advocating for that person through application of the law and associated legal principles to that person’s facts and circumstances.
www.utahbar.org /news/utsupremecourt_report_definition.html   (2946 words)

 PRACTICE OF LAW BOARD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Whether a person, not admitted to practice law in Washington, who gives advice relating to the sale of living trusts or other testamentary instruments for a fee, is engaged in the practice of law.
Whether a lawyer, admitted to practice law in Washington, approves the final document, is assisting the unauthorized practice of law.
We conclude that a person who is not admitted to practice law in Washington, and who gives advice relating to the sale of living trusts or other testamentary instruments, whether or not for a fee or other consideration, is engaged in the practice of law.
www.atg.wa.gov /consumer/business/opinion.htm   (818 words)

 Virginia Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinion 201
Engage in the practice of law when the matter concerns the law of the jurisdiction where the attorney is licensed to practice.
However, any law firm stationery or other public communications identifying the lawyer with the Virginia office must indicate that the lawyer is either not admitted in Virginia or that the lawyer is admitted only in those states where he or she is admitted to practice.
Therefore, a non-Virginia licensed attorney practicing in the Virginia office of a multi-jurisdictional law firm cannot meet with clients in Virginia to give legal advice involving the application of the law of a jurisdiction in which the attorney is not admitted to practice.
www.courts.state.va.us /scv/amendments/opinion_201_10012001.html   (1163 words)

 FLSC - The practice of law in Canada
The legal profession in Canada is governed by the laws, rules and regulations of the law society of which a lawyer is a member.
The Law Society of Alberta, The Law Society of Saskatchewan, The Law Society of Upper Canada and The Law Society of Prince Edward Island require that their members be either Canadian citizens or permanent residents, as per the definition of the Federal Immigration Act.
Law Societies maintain a compensation fund which is available to compensate clients who suffer a financial loss because of their lawyer's mishandling or theft of trust funds.
www.flsc.ca /en/lawSocieties/lawSocieties.asp   (1253 words)

 MyAZBar :: Unauthorized Practice of Law
The definition of the practice of law is consistent with the definition in decisions by the Supreme Court of Arizona.
The unauthorized practice of law is defined by Arizona Supreme Court Rule 31.
The request should include all of the operative facts upon which the request for opinion is based, and identify the specific unauthorized practice of law question.
www.myazbar.org /LawyerRegulation/upl.cfm   (809 words)

 Virginia State Bar - Professional Regulation - Unauthorized Practice of Law
By rules and statute the unauthorized practice of law is prohibited in Virginia.
Each advisory opinion that declares a particular activity to be the unauthorized practice of law must be published and noticed for public comment, reviewed by the Attorney General of Virginia and approved by the VSB Council.
Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinions are also published in two separate unnumbered volumes of the Michie Code of Virginia (1991 and 1996 added volumes) and are supplemented annually with a pocket part.
www.vsb.org /site/regulation/unauthorized-practice   (789 words)

 Defintion of "The Unauthorized Practice of Law"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The American Bar Association is considering a draft Model Definition of the Practice of Law and held the first public hearing on it Friday in Seattle in conjunction with the House of Delegates session at the ABA midyear meeting.
In a nutshell, the draft says, the practice of law is "the application of legal principles and judgment with regard to the circumstances or objectives of a person that require the knowledge and skill of a person trained in the law."
Certain acts are presumed to fall within the practice of law: giving advice on or negotiating legal rights and responsibilities; drafting legal documents or agreements affecting legal rights; and representing a person before an adjudicative body.
www1.law.umkc.edu /suni/Professional_Responsibility/_disc7/00000021.htm   (1383 words)

 Stan Gibbs Law Practice Brokers
Law Practice Brokers is actively seeking Lawyers interested in selling their law practice.
The practice of law is an honorable profession.
Whether you are fresh out of Law School; currently employed at a firm or simply yearning to steer your own course, our services will provide you with the opportunity to realize your goals of owning your own Law Practice.
www.lawpracticebrokers.com   (322 words)

 MBA: Proposal on the definition of the practice of law in Massachusetts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
(1) The "practice of law" is the application of legal principles and judgment with regard to the circumstances or objectives of a person that require the knowledge and skill of a person trained in the law.
Thus, for a person's conduct to be considered the practice of law, there must be another person for whom the benefit of that conduct is directed, and there must be a relationship of trust and confidence created for the purpose of legal advice.
[3] The presumption that one's engagement in one of the enumerated activities is the "practice of law" may be rebutted by showing that the activity is incidental to an activity that is universally recognized as distinct from the practice of law, and that the public's interest is adequately protected.
www.massbar.org /publications/lawyersjournal/article.php?c_id=6730&vt=2   (824 words)

 DCBA Brief, May 2002 - Unauthorized Practice Of Law By A Paralegal: What It Is And How To Avoid It   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Unauthorized Practice Of Law By A Paralegal: What It Is And How To Avoid It By Mary Kay Lieberman, RP Prior to the last few decades, the unauthorized practice of law was not the issue that it has become today.
Oftentimes, the primary tools to control the unauthorized practice of law are generated from consumer fraud acts that prohibit the impersonation of an attorney and have been used to prosecute criminally nonattorneys who appear in court as if they were attorneys or who prepare legal documents.
Hamilton:2 The attorney was charged with violating the rule that prohibited a lawyer from assisting unlicensed persons in the unauthorized practice of law when the attorney failed to adequately supervise a paralegal in the representation of a church at a zoning hearing.
www.dcba.org /brief/mayissue/2002/art40502.htm   (1948 words)

 WisBar | Law practice management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
General Practice Section: The General Practice Section is devoted to the needs and interests of the general practitioner.
Law Office Management Section: The Law Office Management Section provides a forum to exchange ideas on law practice systems, office organization, and law practice economics.
Limited Liability Legal Practice Registration Form: In order for a lawyer or a law firm to be recognized as a Limited Liability Organization under SCR 20:5.7, an annual registration form must be filed with the State Bar of Wisconsin.
www.wisbar.org /AM/Template.cfm?Section=Law_practice_management2   (766 words)

 Between Lawyers: technology + culture + law
Then: consider how a virtual law firm (or a very forward thinking conventional one) might be in the perfect position to leapfrog ahead by eliminating the CRM (customer relationship management) line item from its technology and marketing budgets, and instead adopting a client driven, "vendor relationship management" approach to business development.
The Wired GC reports on recent developments in the "Law 2.0" discussion, which has taken a look at what the current notion of Web 2.0 may mean for the the delivery of legal services and the practice of law.
Tom Collins has a post on the business of the practice of law that discusses the viewpoint of corporate clients of the "practice of law as usual." It strikes me as one of the more important posts lawyers should read this year.
betweenlawyers.corante.com /archives/practice_of_law   (8953 words)

 State Bar Act Article 7 - Unlawful Practice of Law
Upon a second or subsequent conviction, the person shall be confined in a county jail for not less than 90 days, except in an unusual case where the interests of justice would be served by imposition of a lesser sentence or a fine.
The notice of cessation of law practice shall contain any information that may be required by the court, including, but not limited to, the finding by the court that the facts set forth in subdivision (a) of Section 6126 have occurred and that the court has assumed jurisdiction of the practice.
Unless court approval is first obtained, neither the attorney appointed pursuant to this section, nor his or her corporation, nor any partner or associates of the attorney shall accept employment as an attorney by any client of the affected person on any matter pending at the time of the appointment.
www.calbar.ca.gov /state/calbar/calbar_generic.jsp?cid=10159&id=1287   (2017 words)

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GR 24 is the Definition of the Practice of Law.
The Board investigates complaints of the unauthorized practice of law based on GR 25 (c) (2) and (3)and POL Board Regulation 6.
In response to the Supreme Court's directive that the POL Board make recommendations regarding the circumstances under which nonlawyer may be involved in the delivery of certain types of legal and law-related services, the Board has developed a proposed APR creating legal technicians.
www.wsba.org /lawyers/groups/practiceoflaw/default.htm   (723 words)

 VBgov.com - Virginia Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinions
Research and law library retrieval for members of the general public where the inquirer does not provide a specific cite but outlines the question to your staff.
The Law Library staff may not do legal research, answer a legal question, or advise any patron as to what the law on a particular issue is, what the text of a law or legal opinion means, or on legal procedure, court rules, or jurisdiction.
The substance of the hypotheticals indicated that non-lawyer law library staff would not select specific forms for patrons presenting question, would not answer procedural or jurisdictional questions, and would not in any manner evaluate facts presented by a patron in an effort to determine whether a cause of action has accrued.
www.vbgov.com /dept/library/law/0,1549,11909,00.html   (1623 words)

 Law Practice Advertising | Starting A Law Practice | Law Practice
This can be a simple brochure, a one page letter briefly describing your law practice, and now days more attorneys are guiding their clients to their law website for the information sought.
Trust and rapport are as important to your law practice as being viewed as competent.
The end result is the client's needs, and the service and results your law firm provides shall be the final determining factor in future relations with your existing clients.
www.attorneycafe.com /handle-clients-for-law-practice.php   (588 words)

 Home Page
As a bonus, the treatise is accompanied with a copy of the Best Practices Guide, which provides a practical step-by-step guide on how to request or produce electronic data with critical cross-references to the treatise, Electronic Discovery and Evidence.
Michael Arkfeld's The Digital Practice of Law is a practical reference for applying technology concepts to the practice of law.
Law Partner Publishing announces the release of the 2006-2007 edition to the acclaimed Electronic Discovery and Evidence treatise.
www.lawpartnerpublishing.com   (508 words)

 Arkfeld.com - Publications: The Digital Practice of Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
His new book, The Digital Practice of Law, is both comprehensive and insightful.
The book appeals to a wide audience ranging from the layperson who is interested in the law to the student, court administrator, legislator, lawyer or judge who knows her need to learn the fundamentals and then test the ever expanding impact of the information revolution upon the legal process.
The Digital Practice of Law has been organized into eight chapters to guide you through the process of automating your practice.
www.arkfeld.com /publications/digital_practice/index.htm   (208 words)

private practice from 1904 to 1907, he was employed as a bond lawyer for several insurance firms and eventually joined The Hartford in 1916 where he worked until his death in 1955, at age 76.
Writing poetry and practicing law bear similarities that are not often examined.
Both poetry and the law involve the effort to move from the objective to the subjective -- from fact to feeling -- from observation to intuition.
tarlton.law.utexas.edu /lpop/etext/nolan46.htm   (5501 words)

 Stetson Law -- Bankruptcy Law and Practice
Judge Paskay is the co-author of Volume VI of Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice, author of the editorial comments to the recent pamphlet edition of Bankruptcy Code and Bankruptcy Rules, and principal contributing editor of the Norton Handbook for Bank Trustees, Debtors in Possession and Committees, published by Callahan and Company.
He practiced in New York City, was a Professor of Law at the Universities of Kansas and Illinois, a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Bar Foundation.
She is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal and is Chair of the Technology Committee of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
www.law.stetson.edu /cle/pubs/bankruptcy00.htm   (1787 words)

 Admission to Practice - Wex
Admission to the practice of law (admission to the bar of a state) is governed by rules and regulations promulgated solely by a state's courts, legislatures, and/or bar association.
The rules must not violate the constitutional requirements of due process and equal protection or be unrelated to one's ability to practice law.
A applicant must have good moral character, be a resident (or employed) in the state, graduated from an accredited/certified law school, and pass a bar examination.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/bar_admissions.html   (357 words)

 Unauthorized Practice of Law
The definition of "unauthorized practice of law" ("UPL") has bedeviled legislators, courts, lawyers and non-lawyers since the legal profession became regulated.
Where the consultant claims to be an expert, the Board may rely upon the expert, with resulting legal liability for mistakes at the level of an expert.
Impact of legal liability issues affecting the "practice of law" upon the outsourcing transaction.
www.outsourcing-law.com /UnauthorizedLawPractice.2005.04.18.htm   (832 words)

 Welcome to the Law Practice Management Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Law Practice Management Section offers a resource for attorneys interested in practice administration issues.
Membership is open to attorneys, nonlawyer firm administrators, affiliates of LAD and nonlawyer law librarians.
The ABA Law Practice Management Section's Webzine: Articles and opinions on the practice of law, Today.
lawpracticemanagement.ncbar.org   (595 words)

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