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Domestic Violence Advocates and the Unauthorized Practice of Law

General Material
Published Date
May, 2009

This document reviews the unauthorized practice of law (UPL), how UPL claims are enforced, justifying the prohibitions, issues for domestic violence advocates and victims, areas of “safe” and “cautious” legal advocacy, prohibited areas of legal advocacy, and best practice recommendations.