Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The Rhode Island Supreme Court has entered an order finding that a business located in San Antonio, Texas violated restrictions on unauthorized practice through an online web site. The business is known as Low Cost Paralegal Services. The business held itself out to Rhode Islanders as "competent and qualified to prepare legal documents for uncontested divorces and to assist with a child support problem..." The court rejected as incredible the principal owner's representation that she will cease and desist from future unauthorized practice.
The court forwarded its order to the Rhode Island Attorney General with the recommendation that the matter be referred to the Attorney General of Texas and the Federal Trade Commission. (Mike Frisch)