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The opinion found that it constitutes the unlicensed practice of law for a nonlawyer to engage in the following Medicaid planning activities leading up to the Medicaid application: 1) drafting of a personal service contract; 2) determining the need for, preparing, and executing a qualified income trust, including gathering the information necessary to complete the trust; and 3) rendering legal advice regarding the implementation of Florida law to obtain Medicaid benefits, including advising an individual on the appropriate legal strategies available for spending down and restructuring assets and the need for a personal service contract or qualified income trust.
This is also true for in-house counsel that are also the CCO; by definition a dual-hatted attorney must spend at least some time not rendering legal advice to her client (the advisory firm).
Prequalification are invited for Empanelment of Law Firms, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, a statutory body intends to engage Law Firms for representing TRAI before different Courts, rendering legal advice, providing legal research assistance, drafting and vetting of petitions, appeals, replies etc.
Counsel should ensure that any contract between the company and the third-party contractor contains language that the in-house lawyers may have to speak with the contractor's employees and, if so, the employees are limited agents for the purpose of assisting the lawyer in rendering legal advice to the company.
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The standing committee's opinion noted it was asked to address three specific activities where nonlawyers had been assisting the public in seeking Medicaid benefits: "(1) drafting of personal service contracts; (2) preparation and execution of qualified income trusts; or (3) rendering legal advice regarding the implementation of Florida law to obtain Medicaid benefits.
You have been involved in rendering legal advice regarding a matter about which litigation ensued.
50) For these reasons, it is imperative that military practitioners have a "yardstick" in place before rendering legal advice on murky legal scenarios.
Providing such titles will bolster the ability to more clearly distinguish a lawyer's work from tax return preparation or tax audit work, which generally is not considered rendering legal advice.
When rendering legal advice, urge your lawyers to dispense with the usual caveats and do the best job possible with the information available.
There must be (1) a communication (2) between counsel and client (3) made confidentially (4) for the purpose of obtaining or rendering legal advice.
Communications between lawyer and client for the purpose of rendering legal advice are protected by attorney-client privilege.