WHEN IS A LAWYER NOT A LAWYER?
A topic that consistently comes up in Ethics assignments is when exactly does someone engage in ‘legal work’ under the Legal Profession Uniform Law? In otherwords, what can non lawyers do before they need a practising certificate? Taking NSW as an example, it is prohibited for an unqualified entity to engage in legal practice (s10, Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW)) but ‘legal practice’ is not really defined, other than to say that it does not include policy work. Compliance