Can a ex lawyer that was disbarred from practicing law be allowed to ???

Asked over 2 years ago - San Jose, CA

to be a paralegal and fill out court forms ?

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  1. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . I know of no prohibition against this. The paralegal would, of course, have to be supervised by a licensed attorney.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  2. Michael Charles Doland

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    Answered . If you are the lawyer, the specific duties should be described to the State Bar, who will advise you. The details of the services performed, e.g. interviewing clients, will be very important.

    The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advise" but analysis, and different lawyers may... more
  3. Christine C McCall

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    Answered . Many disbarred attorneys find work as paralegals in California and other states.

    My responses to questions on Avvo are never intended as legal advice and must not be relied upon as legal advice.... more
  4. Stacy Anne Hoehle

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    Answered . To add to the other responses here, you may find this interesting...I know of atleast one disbarred attorney in Kentucky who works as a mediator. Some of the judges frequently appoint him in cases, too.

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