How is it that a publisher that sells or distributes online legal software for consumers is now considered the "practice of law" in the State of Tennessee?
Under a new regulatory scheme to be adopted by the Tennessee legislature, the publisher of a website that offers interactive legal forms to consumers will be considered the practice of law, unless the publisher complies with the requirements of the proposed statute.
Non-compliance means the publisher is "subject to pe
Under the guise of consumer protection, North Carolina has passed new legislation, at the direction of the North Carolina Bar, that imposes restrictions on distributing self-help legal software over the Internet. Rather than protecting consumers, this legislation is a frightened response by the North Carolina Bar to protect their lawyer's incomes from the impact of advances in Internet technology that provide new ways for people to solve their legal problems at low cost. The
A Happy and Healthy New Year to everyone. Its 2018, a new year and time for a change. Since about 2000 I have been working on the concept of online legal services and “elawyering”. Since about 2000 I have been working on the concept of online legal services and “elawyering”. Beginning in 2000, I co-chaired the American Bar Association's eLawyering Task Force, with my colleague Marc Lauritsen, publishing articles about the eLawyering concept, publishing guidelines on the deliv