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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 and paralegals who investigate complaints against individuals and organizations based upon SCR 14-802, which governs authorization to practice law in the State of Utah.

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.

The Committee meets monthly to evaluate complaints and report on investigations.

Click here to submit a complaint electronically.

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.

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Click here to go to the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee page.

UPL Committee Chair: 

  • Co-Chair: Sarah Spencer
  • Co-Chair: Jonathan Rupp