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Delicate line of UPL
Posted by ChattNotary of TN on 7/11/19 10:36am Msg #608320
I do a lot of hospital signings. Almost every initial phone call starts out asking me to "Draw up" a "Powerful" Attorney. Right there I know what I'm dealing with. I always tell the caller that I am only a notary public and that they need to seek the advice of an attorney. This usually turns in to the caller begging for help as these hospital issues are usually last minute right before a major surgery or mamma "headin' off to glory."

How do all of you deal with this? Is it too far over the gray line to tell the potential client something along the lines of "I am not giving you legal advice and I am not an attorney, but the majority of the POA forms I notarize are downloaded from the internet."

That is a statement of fact and isn't instructing them to do so, just simply stating that downloading the documents is something a lot of people do. It's a semantics game, I know.

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 Delicate line of UPL - ChattNotary on 7/11/19 10:36am
 Re: Delicate line of UPL -  VT_Syrup on 7/11/19 10:52am
 Question along same lines--do you comment that - Lee/AR on 7/11/19 12:29pm
 I do the same thing you mentioned. Most people I've -  MW/VA on 7/11/19 1:07pm
 Re: Limited, General, Medical POAs - Carolyn Bodley on 7/11/19 2:23pm
 Bumping Into Walls - People are missing the point. -  Scriba/NM on 7/11/19 5:40pm
 excellent Scriba n/m - sigtogo/OR on 7/11/19 10:42pm
 Agree. Great advice from Scriba/NM! n/m -  JanetK_CA on 7/12/19 12:42pm
 Re: Delicate line of UPL - LisaKT/CA on 7/11/19 9:48pm
 caveat: POA's are often specific to receiving organization - sigtogo/OR on 7/11/19 10:47pm
 Re: caveat: POA - LisaKT/CA on 7/12/19 2:01am
 LawHelp.org (TexasLawHelp.org specifically) - Moneyman/TX on 7/12/19 6:26am
 Sorry, comptuter operator error full reply next one n/m - Moneyman/TX on 7/12/19 6:33am
 Re: LawHelp.org (TexasLawHelp.org specifically) -  KimmyMD on 7/16/19 6:46am
 LawHelp.org (TexasLawHelp.org specifically) - Moneyman/TX on 7/12/19 6:32am



 
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