What if Anyone Could Give Legal Advice?

Andy Mergendahl considers the consequences of eliminating the prohibition against unauthorized practice of law (UPL).

Andy Mergendahl

What If Anyone Could Give Legal Advice? (Part 1)

If we woke up tomorrow and discovered that anyone could practice law, what would change?

Andy Mergendahl

What If Anyone Could Give Legal Advice? (Part 2)

If anyone could give legal advice, would middle class people who might be able to afford an attorney use non-lawyer experts? Yes.

Andy Mergendahl

What If Anyone Could Give Legal Advice? (Part 3)

If we woke up tomorrow and anyone could give legal advice, how would the wealthy react? Would they react at all?

Andy Mergendahl

What If Anyone Could Give Legal Advice? (Part 4)

If we woke up one day and found that anyone could give legal advice, how would lawyers be effected? How would they react?

What If Anyone Could Give Legal Advice? (Part 5)

If anyone could practice law, how would law schools react? They'd have to change, fast, just to survive.