The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that LegalZoom’s services do not constitute the unauthorized practice of law. See summary at 3 Geeks and a Law Blog.
A California lawyer’s lawsuit against on online legal service provider alleging unauthorized practice of law withstood a demurrer. See Law Offices of Mathew Higbee v. Expungement Assistance Services, Cal. Ct.
Ninth Circuit holds that online bankruptcy advice from expert system is unauthorized practice of law
A recent 9th Circuit case, In re Reynoso (February 27, 2007) holds that bankruptcy advice provided by an expert system “was the conduct of a non-attorneyâ€ and therefore “constituted the
North Carolina opinion addresses ethical concerns raised by an internet-based or virtual law practice and the provision of unbundled legal services
North Carolina 2005 Formal Ethics Opinion 10 (January 20, 2006) discusses the ethical considerations of a virtual law practice and unbundled legal serivces.
Oregon State Bar Legal Ethics Comm, Op. 2005-137 (August 2005) discusses whether lawyers may engage in joint venture to offer web-based online legal information system for a fee.
National lawyer associations ethically may place membership directories on Internet web sites, categorized by practice areas
A national lawyer association ethically may place its membership directory on its Internet web site, categorized by practice areas. See Arizona Opinion 99-10 (September 1999). The association may want to:
Lawyers and law firms have standing to sue those who engage in the unauthorized practice of law. See Richard F. Mallen & Associated LTd. V. Myinjuryclaim.com Corp, Ill. App. Ct.