Texas Ethics Opinion Flags Hazards Of Unauthorized Practice

By Hilary Gerzhoy and Julienne Pasichow (July 9, 2024, 5:06 PM EDT) -- On June 13, the Texas Professional Ethics Committee issued a proposed opinion finding that a company's in-house counsel cannot provide legal services to the company's clients. The committee concluded that the practice would constitute the unauthorized practice of law, or UPL, even when the in-house counsel is licensed and practicing law in Texas....

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