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NC Senate Bill 349

Notary Law Update: NC Senate Bill 349

State: North Carolina

Summary:

Senate Bill 349 allows a person harmed by any person either engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, or knowingly aiding or abetting a person engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, or fraudulently holding him- or herself out as a paralegal, to file a private cause of action to recover damages and reasonable attorneys’ fees.

Signed:  June 27, 2011

Effective:  September 04, 2011

Chapter: 2011-336

Affects:

Creates Section 84-10.1 of the North Carolina General Statutes

Changes:

Permits a private cause of action to recover damages and reasonable attorneys’ fees to be filed against any person who violates the unauthorized practice of law statutes, fraudulently holds him- or herself out as a paralegal, or knowingly commits or aids and abets another person in committing the unauthorized practice of law.

Analysis:

Senate Bill 349 allows a person harmed by any person either engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, or knowingly aiding or abetting a person engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, or fraudulently holding him- or herself out as a paralegal by use of the terms, “North Carolina Certified Paralegal,” “North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal,” or “Paralegal Certified by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification,” to file a private cause of action to recover damages and reasonable attorneys’ fees.

Read the bill text.

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