The Overreach of Limits on 'Legal Advice'
19 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2022 Last revised: 13 Jan 2022
Date Written: January 3, 2022
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
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