92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB0510
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Short description: 
ATTORNEY ACT-UNLICENSED                                                    

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Attorney Act.  Provides that an unlicensed  person  or      
   entity  may  not  advertise  or  hold itself out to practice law, give      
   legal advice, or own, conduct, or maintain a facility to practice  law      
   or  give  legal  advice.  Provides that the remedies available for the      
   unauthorized practice of law include, but  are  not  limited  to:  (i)      
   appropriate  equitable  relief;  (ii)  a  civil  penalty not to exceed      
   $5,000; (iii) actual damages;  (iv)  reasonable  attorney's  fees  and      
   costs;  (v)  punitive damages if the conduct was willful, intentional,      
   or done with reckless disregard to the  rights  of  others;  and  (vi)      
   other relief deemed necessary to remedy the wrongdoing.                     
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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