Combating UPIL in Tennessee

Combating UPIL in Tennessee

"Over the past decade, this office has brought a plethora of actions targeting the unauthorized practice of law by not only notarios, but also independent “paralegals”, document preparation companies, attorneys who have lost their license to practice law but who keep practicing anyway, and the occasional scammer who falsely claims to be an attorney.  Although the frequency of new actors popping up in this context resembles a game of whack-a-mole, Tennessee has taken a hard stance against UPL." - Caitlin Doty, Assistant Attorney General, State of Tennessee, Sept. 17, 2012.