as amended, Gray.
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Existing law prohibits a person from practicing law in California, or from advertising or holding himself or herself out as practicing law, unless the person is an active member of the State Bar, or otherwise authorized, as specified, to practice law in this state. A violation of these provisions is a crime. Existing law, with specified exceptions, generally defines a legal document assistant as a person who, among other things, provides or assists in providing, for compensation, any self-help service to a member of the public representing himself or herself in a legal matter. Existing law regulates the activities of legal document assistants and requires them to register, as specified. A violation of these provisions is a crime.end delete
This bill would provide that it is not the practice of law, is not a violation of those provisions prohibiting the unlawful practice of law, does not constitute the activities of a legal document assistant, and does not require registration as a legal document assistant for a person to design, create, publish, assemble, complete, distribute, display, or sell legal products, by means of an Internet Web site or mobile application, if the Internet Web site or mobile application includes a statement that it is not a substitute for an attorney.end delete
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State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 6126.10 is added to the Business and
27Professions Code, to read:
(a) It is not the practice of law, is not a violation of
29this article, does not constitute the activities of a legal document
30assistant pursuant to Chapter 5.5 (commencing with Section 6400),
31and does not require registration as a legal document assistant
32pursuant to Section 6402 for a person to design, create, publish,
33assemble, complete, distribute, display, or sell, by means of an
34Internet Web site or mobile application, legal products, including,
35but not limited to, written material, books, documents, forms, and
37(b) This section shall apply only if the Internet Web site or
38mobile application includes a statement that it is not a substitute
39for an attorney.