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Re: Commercial Development

On Feb 19, 2002, Gustavo Niemeyer <> wrote:

> [...]
>> > It is frequently claimed that it is illegal for non-lawyers to give legal
>> > advice in the US.  This is false.
>> Actually, it's not false at all.
>> It's illegal individually in all states.
>> For instance, in texas, you have the "Unauthorized practices of law 
>> committee", created by the texas legislature, and overseen by the texas 
>> supreme court.
>> In addition, their is a federal law that makes it illegal for a non-lawyer 
>> to give legal advice across state lines.
>> Thus, since we have complete coverage, it's illegal, in the US, for 
>> non-lawyers to give legal advice.

> It means you're in trouble, because you're giving us legal advice.

Except that Dan is taking law classes.  Hmm...  Does the law exempt
lawyers-to-be from this restriction?

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