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The $100 crime

Solos push for harsher penalties for the unauthorized practice of law

Under state law, the unauthorized practice of law is punishable as a misdemeanor with a fine of no more than $100, giving the Missouri Attorney General's Office and local prosecutors scant incentive to pursue cases. The unauthorized practice of law should be placed under the state's Merchandising Practices Act, said solo and small firm advocate Karl Timmerman, who is renewing an effort to do just that.

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