Advisory Opinions

Nonlawyer authority to provide law-related services

Requesting Advisory Opinions

Advisory Opinion Guidelines

Advisory opinions are written Board opinions about the authority of nonlawyers to perform legal and law-related services.  Advisory opinions can be requested by sending a written request to the Board Administrator by mail, fax or email. The board may decline to issue a requested opinion.   The board will not issue an advisory opinion if the issue is currently involved in litigation or the subject of a complaint investigation. If the board issues an opinion, it may invite public comment or hold public hearings if necessary.

Published Advisory Opinions 

Bankruptcy Petition Preparers



    06-00        Assigned Judgments

 Copyright Services



    04-19       Legal Department Employees

    Advisory Opinion 1    Serving as the Registered Agent of a Business

    Advisory Opinion 2    Preparing Minutes of a Business Meeting

    Advisory Opinion 3    Preparing the Annual Report of a Business

    Advisory Opinion 4    Forming a New Business

    Advisory Opinion 5    Representing a Business in Court or Before an Administrative 


Estate Planning

    04-08  Living Trusts

Real Property

     05-29  Property Managers Filing Pleadings in Court

     04-02  Real Estate Agent


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