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Dirt Law at Ground Level - EVEN DOGS CAN'T PLAY WITHOUT A LICENSE!

Forty years ago, when lawyer specialization was the exception rather that the rule, I occasionally found myself in the court room of the late Arnold Adams, usually as an observer for a creditor client. Just as often, Judge Adams (in fact a referee in bankruptcy who hated the implication he was anything other) would seize a hapless creditor (verbally) by the scruff of its corporate neck and demand to know if their representative was a lawyer. They almost always were not. Unless they were individuals pursuing their own debts, Judge Adams would send them home for practicing law without a license, after explaining the difference between representing a creditor as an employee, and doing so as a lawyer.