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105 Ky. L.J. 563 (2016-2017)
LegalZoom and Online Legal Service Providers: Is the Development and Sale of Interactive Questionnaires That Generate Legal Documents the Unauthorized Practice of Law

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      LegalZoom and Online Legal Service Providers:
          Is the Development and Sale of Interactive

    Questionnaires that Generate Legal Documents the
                Unauthorized Practice of Law?



                            Emily McClure

                         TABLE  OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS                         ............................................563
INTRODUCTION           .......................................... .......564
    I. ARGUMENT   &BACKGROUND          ........................................565
        A.  What is Unauthorized Practice? ....................................-565
        B.  What Services Does LegaLZoomProvide? ......... ............ 568
        C.  What About Other Online Legal Service Providers?..................... 571
    II. ANALysIS-How HAVE OTHER STATES RULED?.........................573
        A. South Carolina: LegalZoom Does Not
           Engage in the Unauthorized Practice ofLaw................................573
        B. Missouri: LegalZoom is Engaged
           in the Unauthorized Practice ofLaw...............           .........575
        C   Ohio: Declined to Rule on LegalZoom       .....    .................... 576
        D. North Carolina: Declined to Rule on LegaLZoom .........................577
        E.  Other Notable Advisory
            Opinions: Pennsylvania and Connecticut..................................... 578
    III. ANALYSIS-How   SHOULD  KENTUCKY  RULE? ................................. 579
    IV. OFFERED SOLUTIONS          ..................................581
        A.  Option One: Bar LegalZoom From Kentucky..............................581
        B.  Option Two: AllowLegalZoom to Continue Operations.............582
        C.  Option Three: A Compromise..         ............................... 584
CONCLUSION          .................................................. ............585


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   1J.D. Candidate, 2017, University of Kentucky College of Law. Thank you to Aj. Singleton and
Thomas Rutledge of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC; Collin Schueler of the United States Department of
Justice; and Professor Richard Underwood of the University of Kentucky College of Law for their help
with this Note.

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