Power Of Atty Is Not License To Practice Law: NJ Court Panel

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT) -- Just holding a power of attorney doesn't greenlight someone to act as a lawyer in court or in quasi-judicial proceedings in New Jersey, a state courts panel said in an opinion posted Monday.

The Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law was acting on a complaint over a nonlawyer who tried to represent a participant in an attorney discipline matter. The man argued that he was allowed to serve in that capacity based on a power of attorney, but the panel sharply disagreed.

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