Purpose of Unauthorized Practice of Law Rules

UPL rules and the definition of the “practice of law” differ from state to state.  However, all jurisdictions agree that the purpose of UPL laws is  to protect the public against the rendition of services by unqualified persons. See Comment [1] to ABA Model Rule 5.5.   Some argue against this purpose and propose that UPL is to protect lawyers.


Inside Purpose of Unauthorized Practice of Law Rules