May 2, 2008
Bar Shuts Down Unauthorized Practice
The web page of the California State Bar reports that the Bar has taken action to shut down a non-lawyer's immigration practice. The Bar obtained an injunction pursuant to a provision in state law that permits such action based on a showing of unauthorized practice and has taken over the non-lawyer's practice.
"Through the cooperative efforts of the State Bar and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, we have successfully closed down an operation that preys upon and defrauds our immigrant population,” said State Bar Chief Trial Counsel Scott Drexel. “We believe that this and other similar operations will provide a critical deterrent for those who seek to take advantage of immigrants and others who are in need of legal advice and assistance."
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