Unauthorized Practice of Law
Deﬁnition of the Practice of Law:
The practice of law shall be performed only by those authorized by the highest court of this jurisdiction.
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.
"Person" includes the plural as well as the singular and denotes an individual or any legal or commercial entity.
A person is presumed to be practicing law when engaging in any of the following conduct on behalf of another:
Giving advice or counsel to persons as to their legal rights or responsibilities or to those of others;
Selecting, drafting, or completing legal documents or agreements that aﬀect the legal rights of a person;
Representing a person before an adjudicative body, including, but not limited to, preparing or ﬁling documents or conducting discovery; or
Negotiating legal rights or responsibilities on behalf of a person.