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Unauthorized Practice of Law - 219363

The Unauthorized Practice of Law

This Seminar will focus on avoidance of the unauthorized practice of law when conducting real estate closings and insuring titles. The existing unauthorized practice rules as promulgated by the Virginia State Bar will be examined, along with applicable statutory and case law.

The seminar will present realistic hypothetical scenarios and examine the questions of unauthorized practice that may be encountered as well as methods to avoid potential pitfalls. In these scenarios, the role of the settlement and title agent will be discussed in light of the provisions of Consumer Real Estate Protection Act (recodified under Virginia Code Section 55-525.16 through 55-525.32) and Legal Ethics Opinions bearing on these matters.


Palma Collins, Esq.
Palma is a Vice President of First American Title Insurance Company, and a graduate of the American University Washington College of Law.

Reminder: Only the account holder can receive credit/certification for the courses completed. Employers cannot purchase courses for their employees from their personal account – the employee must create and/or login to their own account to purchase and complete this course. If you have any questions, please contact VLTA Program Director at 800-564-8582 or by email at

Course Time Limit: Students will have 60 days from the date of purchase to successfully complete this course.

For technical questions, please contact VLTA staff at 800-564-8582.