Bar Rules


State Bar Programs / Part XIV - Rules Governing the Investigation and Prosecution of the Unlicensed Practice of Law / 14-2. DEFINITIONS / RULE 14-2.1 GENERALLY

Whenever used in these rules the following words or terms shall have the meaning herein set forth unless the use thereof shall clearly indicate a different meaning:

(a) Unlicensed Practice of Law. The unlicensed practice of law shall mean the practice of law, as prohibited by statute, court rule, and case law of the State of Georgia.

(b) Nonlawyer or Nonattorney. For purposes of this chapter, a nonlawyer or nonattorney is an individual who is not an active member of the State Bar of Georgia. This includes, but is not limited to, lawyers admitted in other jurisdictions, law students, law graduates, applicants to the State Bar of Georgia, inactive lawyers, disbarred lawyers, and suspended lawyers during the period of suspension.

(c) This Court or the Court. This Court or the Court shall mean the Supreme Court of Georgia.

(d) Counsel for the Bar. Counsel for the Bar is a member of the State Bar of Georgia other than Staff Counsel representing the Bar in any proceedings under these rules.

(e) Respondent. A respondent is a nonlawyer who is either accused of engaging in the unlicensed practice of law or whose conduct is under investigation.

(f) Judge. A Judge is the Superior Court Judge who conducts proceedings as provided under these rules.

(g) Standing Committee. The Standing Committee on UPL is the committee constituted according to the directives contained in these rules.

(h) District Committee. A District Committee is a local unlicensed practice of law District Committee.

(i) Staff Counsel. Staff counsel is an attorney employee of the State Bar of Georgia employed to perform such duties as may be assigned.

(j) UPL. UPL is the unlicensed practice of law.

(k) The Board or Board of Governors. The Board or Board of Governors is the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia.

(l) Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia, composed of such officers and members of the Board of Governors as may be designated in the bylaws, which shall exercise the powers and duties of the Board of Governors when it is not in session, subject to such limitations as the bylaws may provide.

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