By: Maria M. Odom
Part 1 of a multi-part series on the unauthorized practice of law.
Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the launch of the Federal campaign against the unauthorized practice of law. An unprecedented, multi-agency effort, the campaign brings powerful players together from the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and the Federal Trade Commission. As I listened to the leadership from USCIS, ICE, EOIR, DOJ’s Civil Division, and the FTC explain their plans for collaboration to fight unauthorized “practitioners” who harm immigrants, I couldn’t help but think: “it’s about darn time!”