Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Can social workers be actually practicing law?

Collapse
X
  •  
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Can social workers be actually practicing law?

    Here in NY there is a proposal to license social workers to do some legal tasks for clients that include some areas of practicing actual law.
    It is to expand legal access for the poor, but is that legal? Can social workers be actually practicing law? That seems really odd to me.

    Why not include dentists, or housecleaners and have them do some law too?


  • #2
    Of course it will be legal. The state regulates the practice of law. If the state changes the regulations, the changes are legal until they are challenged and struck down by a court of law. If they are never challenged they they are legal forever.

    According to the following article, this is still in the proposal stage and there is a lot to be worked out with regard to education and training:

    https://www.abajournal.com/web/artic...me-legal-tasks

    Here's the proposal from the Working Group on Regulatory Innovation:

    https://www.nycourts.gov/LegacyPDFS/...al_12.2.20.pdf

    Why not include dentists, or housecleaners and have them do some law too?
    You were doing fine until you got silly. 🙄

    Comment

    Previously entered content was automatically saved. Restore or Discard.
    Auto-Saved
    Smile :) Stick Out Tongue :p Wink ;) Mad :mad: Big Grin :D Frown :( Embarrassment :o Confused :confused: Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) :rolleyes: Cool :cool: EEK! :eek:
    x
    Insert: Thumbnail Small Medium Large Fullsize Remove  
    x

    the color of a blueberry is... (write the answer twice with an "@" between the words)

    widgetinstance 213 (Related Topics) skipped due to lack of content & hide_module_if_empty option.
    Working...
    X