Thursday, June 18, 2015
Short comment on technology and the practice of law
Here is a short comment on whether using technology can constitute unauthorized practice of law. It starts "[a]s technology becomes smarter and automation more prevalent, lawyers and bar associations have grappled with the question of whether the use of technology constitutes as the unauthorized practice of law (UPL). Layperson legal advocates and paralegals also are often accused of UPL. So what exactly is UPL? And how do lawyers fight against it?"