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ALERT: non-lawyers scamming on craigslist to do cheap legal work. (Columbus)

WARNING: It is illegal in the State of Ohio for anyone to practice law and/or to give legal advice unless they are a licensed Ohio attorney in good standing with the Ohio Supreme Court. Beware of law students and paralegals and websites posting on here promising to assist you with preparing your legal documents. It is against the law in Ohio for these people and/or companies to help or assist you in any way with preparing legal documents and/or to give you any advice on your situation. Law students and paralegals face civil and criminal penalties and sanctions if they even attempt to give legal advice and/or draft up any type of legal documents. In addition, many of these people and companies do not even live or do business in Ohio as evidenced by their area codes posted on craigslist. Each Ohio county has a unique and specific set of requirements for each legal proceeding and these requirements change from year to year as the law changes. This is one reason non-lawyers are not allowed to practice law, especially people who do not even live in the State of Ohio and are not familiar with your local court’s rules and procedures.

These people and companies should be flagged as inappropriate and reported to craigslist as these people and companies have the potential to harm your case and situation. It is no mistake that these people posting on craigslist refuse to give out their name and e-mail address right on their ad as they are fully aware that they are doing something illegal. You should try to obtain the name and contact information of the person(s) and then report them to the Columbus Bar Association as well as the Supreme Court of Ohio. In addition, law students and paralegals and websites do not maintain legal malpractice insurance to protect you against their negligence or malfeasance. It takes time to bring charges against them before the Ohio Supreme Court. Remember the old saying “If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.”

  • Location: Columbus
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

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