It Is Generally Illegal For Non-Lawyers To Charge For Immigration Consulting Services | NY Daily News | Allan Wernick | 9/5/12

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Q. I am not an attorney. Can I open an immigration consulting office, charging for my service?

A. No. You would be engaging in the “unauthorized practice of law” and you might face criminal charges. Each state has its own laws defining what is the unauthorized practice of law… In New Jersey, you would violate the law if you give legal advice or prepare, review or complete immigration forms. New York State has similar laws (Local Law 31)… Non-attorneys may practice immigration law for a fee only if they are accredited and work for a not-for-profit agency who is recognized to provide immigration law services by the Board of Immigration Appeals.

For full article see: It is generally illegal for non-lawyers to charge for immigration consulting services  – NY Daily News.


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