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Defining the Practice of Law in South Carolina:

State v. Buyers Service Co. Inc., 292 S.C. 426, 357 S.E.2d 15 (1987)

Doe v. McMaster, 355 S.C. 306 586 S.E.2d 773 (2003)

Doe Law Firm v. Richardson, 371 S.C. 14, 636 S.E.2d 866 (2006)


Lender Barred from enforcing mortgage because no SC attorney supervision:

Matrix Financial Services Corp. v. Frazer, 394 S.C. 134, 714 S.E.2d 532 (2011)


Defining the Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL) in South Carolina:

-  South Carolina Supreme Court regulates the practice of law.  (SC Constitution, Article V. §4, South Carolina Code Ann. §40-5-10)

-  South Carolina Supreme Court licenses attorneys.  (SC Code Ann. §40-5-220)

-  South Carolina Supreme Court may adopt rules that define and regulate the practice of law.  (SC Code Ann. 40-5-20)

-  The Practice of law without a license is a felony carrying a penalty of $5,000.00 and/or 5 years in prison.  (SC Code Ann. §40-5-310)

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