Practicing w/out a lic.
Posted 13 August 2008 - 12:54 PM
Posted 13 August 2008 - 01:02 PM
Posted 08 March 2009 - 07:36 PM
The contracts you use will specify a few things to alleviate that concern. Specifically, anyone signing the document has read a paragraph that states they have been advised to seek legal counsel before signing, and that they shall not hold liable the preparer of said documents. In all my years of doing this, I have never been accused of imitating an attorney. Imagine the insult!
Michael, do you do any specific marketing to generate consulting fees? Seems like this could be some easy money.
Posted 09 March 2009 - 09:54 AM
Posted 13 February 2010 - 01:33 PM
Licensing is only required if that person is representing somebody else, which can only be done by lic. lawyer.
As a matter of fact I've represented myself in a number of courts in USA and CAN and of course have never been challenged as all lawyers are quite familiar with Pro Se (or Pro Persona) person who's representing himself as is his right in USA and all CAN provinces.
The advice given you to insert some language in your docs to the effect that the other party is advised to seek his own legal counsel is good advice but you'll find it's rarely followed as most everybody thinks (erroneously) that he's as good a lawyer as he could hire. In that legal notice and disclosure I always state that I'm representing myself only and in no way representing anybody else.
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