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Nonprofit sues over unauthorized practice rules that prevent free nonlawyer advice in debt cases

A lawsuit filed Tuesday contends that New York’s rules banning the unauthorized practice of law interfere with a First Amendment right by nonlawyers to provide free legal advice to debt collection defendants.

Consumer agency alleges law firm collected money from people who may not owe debts

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit alleging that a New York law firm used nonlawyers and automation to collect consumer debt “without meaningful attorney involvement.”

The…