Bill Aimed at Notarios Would Augment Crime of Unauthorized Law Practice

N.J. Law Journal reports:

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday recommended passage of a bill that would upgrade unauthorized practice of law from a fourth-degree crime to a third-degree crime. The bill, A-1050, passed the Assembly in a 78-0 vote in May. The bill is backed by the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New Jersey League of Municipalities and has no vocal opponents. Violation of the statute would carry a potential prison term of between three and five years and a $15,000 fine. The sponsor in the Assembly, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, D-Union, said the bill is aimed largely at notaries public who offer legal services to Hispanic immigrants. In some Latin American and Caribbean countries, the term “notario” or “notario publico” signifies an attorney.

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