There’s something about lawyers that evokes strong emotions. Perhaps it’s the glamorous depiction in television shows that focuses on high hourly rates, three-martini lunches, and luxury automobiles. Perhaps it’s the countless movies about attorneys operating outside the law. Perhaps it’s the media stories about disbarred attorneys or non-lawyers facing criminal charges. The foregoing examples contribute to public misconception and share the underlying theme and focus of this article: the … [Read more...] about The Other Side of the Unauthorized Practice of Law
Unauthorized Practice of Law
It seems we will find out the answer in the coming days. In Janson, et al. v. LegalZoom.com, Inc., (No. 10-CV-04018-NKL, W.D.Mo.), LegalZoom.com, Inc. faces a lawsuit alleging that it is engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, in violation of Missouri law. Originally, the case was brought in state court, but was removed to federal court, due to the diversity of the parties. Then, the federal district court certified a class action in the case, involving all those Missourians who have … [Read more...] about Is LegalZoom Practicing Law?