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Cuomo signs legislation making unlicensed law practice a felony

Posted at: 12/12/2012 3:38 PM
By: WNYT Staff

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ALBANY - Gov. Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday that makes the unlicensed practice of law a felony.

The governor says the new law will help hold individuals accountable if they offer services they are not licensed to provide.

Currently, the unlicensed practice of law constitutes a misdemeanor.

The new law takes effect Nov. 1, 2013.