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Trusts & the Unauthorized Practice of Law

Recently, the Missouri Court of Appeals in the Eastern District addressed a question that has persisted with trust litigation practitioners in Missouri. Is a non-attorney trustee authorized to represent a trust in litigation? Would that be considered the unauthorized practice of law? It appears that the answer is “yes.” Missouri limits the practice of law…

Corporate/Business Counsel & Unauthorized Practice of Law

Sometimes as a business owner having an attorney isn’t just a mere luxury or convenience, it’s a legal requirement. More specifically, in litigation, corporations must be represented by an attorney — either in house counsel or outside counsel. The reason for this flows from Missouri Revised Statute Section 484.020.1: No person shall engage in the…

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