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Carson District Attorney Warns of Unlicensed People Practicing Law

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The Carson City District Attorney's office is warning people about unlicensed people practicing law.

They say they've received several complaints about someone practicing law in Carson City without a license and are now working with local and state law enforcement to find out who.

In the meantime, the district attorney's office wants to remind you -- you can check a person's credentials by calling 1-800-254-2797 or visiting the state bar website at http://nvbar.org/

District Attorney Rombardo provided the following things to remember when hiring a lawyer:

  • In order to practice law in Nevada, a person must be admitted by the State Bar of Nevada;
  • The practice of law is more than just trial appearances, it is:
    • Providing any legal advice for compensation,
    • All actions or proceedings pending before a court in this state,
    • All actions or proceedings pending before an administrative agency or governmental body,
    • All arbitrations, mediations, or alternative dispute resolutions, and
    • All services incident to any of the above proceedings including, but not limited to, discovery and settlement negotiations.
  • A paralegal does not have the right to practice law in the State of Nevada;
  • A paralegal may assist a licensed attorney with the practice of law;
  • It is a crime to practice law without a license; and
  • VARN can be reached at (775) 841-4730, ULC at (775) 883-8278, the D.A.'s Office at (775) 887-2268, and/or Advocates to End Domestic Violence at (775) 883-7654.
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