VIRGINIA UPL OPINION 87


Appearance in General District Court by Non-lawyer.

A non-lawyer is paid a fixed weekly salary by each of several employers to make credit checks, handle repossessions and attempt to collect deficiency judgments. Additionally, the non-lawyer is employed by the several employers to sell their products. It is the committee’s opinion that the circumstances present a bona fide employer-employee relationship and it is, therefore, not the unauthorized practice of law for the non-lawyer to move for judgment in general district court on behalf of the several employers. [See Rule of Court 3D:5; UPR1-101(B)]

Committee Opinion
January 6, 1986

Updated: Aug 28, 2006