10 PAGES PARALEGAL ETHICS FINAL
UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW
I found unauthorized practice of law very interesting, it is very clear that the authority to practice law is granted to attorneys through the issuance of a license by each state or territory in the United State and by each federal court. And there are some certain qualification requirements. This licensing qualification, as I understood, vary among jurisdictions, but usually include meeting minimum education, citizenship, residence, age, and character requirements and passing a bar examination. And anyone who practices law without the proper license is considered to be guilty of the unauthorized practice of law.
The unauthorized practice of law is a difficult issue that concerns both attorneys and paralegals in significant ways. An attorney cannot practice law in any jurisdiction that they are not authorized to do so. In addition, attorneys who have been authorized to practice law in a particular or in any jurisdiction must be responsible for the actions of their employees and supervise their work to ensure that they are not breaching any rules prohibiting the unauthorized practice of law. Paralegals on other hand must be aware of any rules concerning the unauthorized practice of law and must be sure that they are performing their jobs to the best of their abilities, without practice of law. As a result of the assumptions that ordinary individual may not have the necessary knowledge and skill to adequately represent others in matters of a legal nature, an unauthorized individuals are prohibited from the practice of law. In order to protect the public from “rendition of legal services by unqualified persons”, unauthorized practice of law rules have been designed, and Courts have enforced unauthorized practice of law statutes, stating that it is clear that their purpose is to ensure that “laymen would not serve others in a representative capacity in areas requiring the skill and judgment of a...