Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
In Atlanta, Georgia State Senate Minority Leader Eric Johnson is introducing a bill designating the practice of law without a license as a felony – with sentences of up to five years. The offence now is punishable by a maximum $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail. Johnson said he believes DAs would be more willing to prosecute disbarred attorneys who still practice if there were far harsher sanctions. He said he began drafting the bill at the urging of Chatham Superior Court Chief Judge Perry Brannen Jr., who criticized the lighter sentences. “What concerns me is the unauthorized practice of law is a misdemeanor and unauthorized practice of medicine is a felony,” Brannen said. ” Maybe in the past we’ve been a little soft on it by making it a misdemeanor.”

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.