Unauthorized Practice of Law

What is the Unauthorized Practice of Law?

When a person or company says or does something on behalf of another person that involves legal discretion or making a decision about legal matters, that is the practice of law. It is the unauthorized practice of law for a person to exercise legal discretion on behalf of another person, or practice law for another person, when they are not legally authorized to do so.

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Danon D. Goodrum-Garland
Professional Standards Division Director
(517) 346-6333
dggarland@michbar.org

Laurin` C. Roberts Thomas
Professional Standards Assistant Counsel
(517) 346-6335
lcthomas@michbar.org

Amy Emmons
Paralegal
(517) 346-6343
aemmons@michbar.org

Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee