Report Title:

Unauthorized practice of law; exceptions

 

Description:

Exempts real estate licensees from the definition of practice of law.

 


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1408

TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE, 2009

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT


 

 

relating to the unauthorized practice of law.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 605-14, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"605-14 Unauthorized practice of law prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, association, or corporation to engage in or attempt to engage in or to offer to engage in the practice of law, or to do or attempt to do or offer to do any act constituting the practice of law, except and to the extent that the person, firm, or association is licensed or authorized so to do by an appropriate court, agency, or office or by a statute of the State or of the United States. Nothing in sections 605-14 to 605-17 contained shall be construed to prohibit the preparation or use by any party to a transaction of any legal or business form or document used in the transaction.

This section shall not apply to real estate licensees acting within the scope of a real estate transaction."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

 

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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