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  • How can I check whether the person is a licensed attorney in Iowa? How do I know that they are authorized to practice here?
  • I have been the victim of an individual practicing law without a license, what should I do?
  • Are UPL complaints public?
  • Is there a charge for filing a complaint?
  • What will happen to my complaint after it is filed?
  • When does the Commission meet?
  • What can the Commission do if it is UPL?
  • I’m not sure if the services I want to provide to customers may be the unauthorized practice of law…
  • Are there certain areas of practice that non-lawyers can represent themselves or others in?
  • I’m an attorney in another state, but not currently active/licensed in Iowa. Will I be perpetrating UPL by my involvement in an Iowa case?
  • I’m an Iowa lawyer, and I want to hire a non-lawyer to assist me with my practice. Could this be aiding and abetting the unauthorized practice of law?
  • Has Iowa adopted a rule providing for the multijurisdictional practice of law?
  • Are the UPL rules the same for every state?

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