Cal. Litig. 2017, Volume 30, Number 1

Identifying And Avoiding the Unauthorized Practice of Law in a Global Economy

By Alison Buchanan

With the globalization of the economy, avoiding the inadvertent unauthorized practice of law (UPL) has become a greater concern for many practitioners. Clients’ businesses span borders, as do their disputes and their employees. The conscientious lawyer may worry whether he or she is exposed to a UPL claim each time the lawyer touches an issue involving some jurisdiction other than that in which the lawyer is licensed.

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California Laws Prohibiting UPL

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