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Outsourcing Rules, Unauthorized Practice of Law and Working as a Virtual Paralegal

03 Jun 2020 1:12 PM | Cordina Charvis (Administrator)

Outsourcing Rules

  • Attorneys are also concerned about the legal rules on outsourcing their clients’ work; in these cases, you should refer your clients to the ABA rules on legal outsourcing.
  • ABA Ethics Committee Issues Opinion Detailing Lawyer Responsibilities When Outsourcing Legal Work Domestically or Internationally.

Unauthorized Practice of Law

  • Virtual paralegals must be extra careful to avoid unauthorized practice of law in their business. As senior paralegals, we sometimes know as much about the law as the attorneys but without a license to practice law we are prohibited to give legal advice.
  • The best way for virtual paralegals to avoid unauthorized practice of law is to work exclusively under the supervision of a licensed attorney.

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