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§ 3-1001. General definition.

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   The “practice of law,” or “to practice law,” is the application of legal principles and judgment with regard to the circumstances or objectives of another entity or person which require the knowledge, judgment, and skill of a person trained as a lawyer. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

   (A) Giving advice or counsel to another entity or person as to the legal rights of that entity or person or the legal rights of others for compensation, direct or indirect, where a relationship of trust or reliance exists between the party giving such advice or counsel and the party to whom it is given.

   (B) Selection, drafting, or completion, for another entity or person, of legal documents which affect the legal rights of the entity or person.

   (C) Representation of another entity or person in a court, in a formal administrative adjudicative proceeding or other formal dispute resolution process, or in an administrative adjudicative proceeding in which legal pleadings are filed or a record is established as the basis for judicial review.

   (D) Negotiation of legal rights or responsibilities on behalf of another entity or person.

   (E) Holding oneself out to another as being entitled to practice law as defined herein.

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