Does any one have a good reference to the statute that defines the unlawful practice of law?

Asked 7 months ago - Brooklyn, NY

Is it the unlawful practice of law to write a lease? Negotiate and write a contract? Can anyone point me to the exact definition? Very hard to find online.

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  1. Joseph Jonathan Brophy

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    Answered . The statute gives the general definition of law practice. There are a great many reported cases that interpret it. The essence of it is to give legal advice and representation to others.

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  2. Louis Lawrence Sternberg

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    Answered . NY Judiciary Law 478
    http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/nycode/JUD/15/478

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  3. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . If you go to a law library in a court house you can free access to Westlaw or Lexis and read the case notes interpretting Judiciary Law section 478.

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