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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5083

 

January Session, 2011

 

LCO No. 226

   

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. DILLON, 92nd Dist.

 

AN ACT PROHIBITING THE OUTSOURCING OF THE DRAFTING, REVIEW OR ANALYSIS OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That section 51-88 of the general statutes be amended to provide that the practice of law includes (1) drafting, reviewing or analyzing legal documents for clients in this state, and (2) researching and analyzing the law of this state and advising clients in this state of the status of such law, and that any person who has not been admitted as an attorney in this state who performs such activities commits the offense of the unauthorized practice of law.

Statement of Purpose:

To provide that outsourcing of legal document review to non-attorneys constitutes the unauthorized practice of law.