Make sure your attorney is properly licensed

Unauthorized Practice of Law

Only persons who are active, licensed members of the Bar in good standing may engage in the practice of law in Utah. The Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee is comprised of volunteer Utah attorneys who investigate complaints against individuals and organizations based upon SCR 14-802, which governs authorization to practice law in the State of Utah. The Committee meets monthly to evaluate complaints and report on investigations. The practice of law by unauthorized persons is a serious issue affecting Utah and beyond. This is particularly true in the field of immigration law when unregistered “immigration consultants” are involved. Despite the serious consequences that the unauthorized practice of law can have on innocent victims, the unauthorized practice of law is not a crime in Utah. The Committee itself cannot arrest people who violate SCR 14-802 or impose monetary sanctions. The Committee also cannot file lawsuits on behalf of complainants.

File a UPL Complaint

Report someone claiming to be a lawyer.

The UPL Rule

Utah Supreme Court Rules of Professional Practice Rule 14-802 (Authorization to Practice Law)

Páginas en español

Colegio de Abogados de Utah Formulario de quejas para la Práctica de la Ley sin Autorización. (UPL – por sus siglas en inglés)

Small Claims Court

Utah Rule of Small Claims Procedure 13 (Representation)