This article seeks to discern a bright-line rule for the unauthorized practice of law in Ohio by paralegals. Part I briefly introduces the growth of the paralegal profession in general. Part II discusses Ohio cases dealing with the unauthorized practice of law. Part III explains what legal services non-lawyers are permitted to perform under the supervision of a practicing attorney. Part IV then discusses the evolution of paralegal practice in other states before Part V summarizes what paralegals are permitted to do under Ohio law.
Wendy I. Wills,
The Ethical Utilization of Paralegals in Ohio,
45 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol45/iss4/14