Unauthorized Practice of Law: Definition & Consequences


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1. What is the definition of drafting?

2. Unauthorized practice of law is typically what kind of offense?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Rules regarding the unauthorized practice of law vary depending on location. The quiz focuses on definitions and examples connected to practicing law without a license.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • The meaning of scrivening
  • What is meant by drafting
  • The type of offense committed when law is practiced without a license
  • An example of unauthorized practice of law
  • The level of government that determines who can practice law

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding to describe how courts usually classify the unauthorized practice of law
  • Defining key terms - ensure that you can properly define main terms, such as scrivening and drafting
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the unauthorized practice of law and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The lesson named Unauthorized Practice of Law: Definition & Consequences takes an in-depth look at this subject. Lesson objectives include:

  • Define the unauthorized practice of law
  • Explain what a nonlawyer may or may not do
  • Understand relevant examples regarding real estate
  • Name common consequences for practicing law without a license