The Paralegal’s Guide to the Unauthorized Practice of Law (On-Demand)

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In this presentation, we’ll review the history of statutes and laws pertaining to the unauthorized practice of law, examine how those prohibitions affect a paralegal’s job performance, and discuss strategies for meeting attorney expectations without crossing the line into the unauthorized practice of law and while complying with our profession’s ethical responsibilities.


  1. Background of UPL in the US
  2. Definitions: I Know It When I See It
  3. What UPL Means for Paralegals
  4. Attorney Duties for Paralegal Compliance
  5. The Paralegal’s Ethical Responsibilities
  6. How to Avoid Committing UPL


Heather Crawford, TBLS-BCP

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Heather Crawford, TBLS-BCP

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