Oregon Law Practice Management: Legal Staff - Avoiding UPL May Be Harder Than You Think

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What is the unlawful practice of law and why should legal staff care?

First and foremost, UPL is an actionable offense. Only active members of the bar may practice law or hold themselves out as qualified to practice law. The bar takes UPL accusations very seriously and will pursue appropriate civil and criminal remedies to stop it.

But how does this affect staff? Isn’t it fairly easy to avoid crossing the line if you are a law office professional working for a lawyer in a traditional brick and mortar firm? Hmmm – - – maybe yes, maybe no. Learn more.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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