2010 Tennessee Code
Title 23 - Attorneys-at-law
Chapter 3 - Unauthorized Practice and Improper Conduct
23-3-101 - Chapter definitions.

23-3-101. Chapter definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

     (1)  “Law business” means the advising or counseling for valuable consideration of any person as to any secular law, the drawing or the procuring of or assisting in the drawing for valuable consideration of any paper, document or instrument affecting or relating to secular rights, the doing of any act for valuable consideration in a representative capacity, obtaining or tending to secure for any person any property or property rights whatsoever, or the soliciting of clients directly or indirectly to provide such services;

     (2)  “Person” means a natural person, individual, governmental agency, partnership, corporation, trust, estate, incorporated or unincorporated association, and any other legal or commercial entity however organized; and

     (3)  “Practice of law” means the appearance as an advocate in a representative capacity or the drawing of papers, pleadings or documents or the performance of any act in such capacity in connection with proceedings pending or prospective before any court, commissioner, referee or any body, board, committee or commission constituted by law or having authority to settle controversies, or the soliciting of clients directly or indirectly to provide such services.

[Acts 1935, ch. 30, § 1; C. Supp. 1950, § 9983.1 (Williams, § 7116.1); T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 29-302; Acts 1996, ch. 781, §§ 1, 2; 2006, ch. 945, §§ 1, 2.]  

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