The Overreach of Limits on 'Legal Advice'

19 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2022 Last revised: 13 Jan 2022

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Lauren Sudeall

Georgia State University College of Law

Date Written: January 3, 2022

Abstract

Nonlawyers, including court personnel, are typically prohibited from providing legal advice. But definitions of “legal advice” are unnecessarily broad, creating confusion, disadvantaging self-represented litigants, and possibly raising due process concerns. This Essay argues for a narrower, more explicit definition of legal advice that advances, rather than undercuts, access to justice.

Keywords: access to justice, legal profession, nonlawyers, legal advice, courts

Suggested Citation

Sudeall, Lauren, The Overreach of Limits on 'Legal Advice' (January 3, 2022). 131 Yale Law Journal Forum 637, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4001988

Lauren Sudeall (Contact Author)

Georgia State University College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
United States

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