Portsmouth, RI asked in Legal Malpractice for Rhode Island

Q: is an attorney not allowed to practice law in RI, if the out of state parent company is an unlicensed debt collector

would this situation be arguable as unauthorized practice of law ?

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A: You will have to better explain all the facts because your question does not make sense as written.

But let me try: If you are trying to ask whether an out-of-state debt collector company must have a license to collect bad debts in Rhode Island, the probable answer is no.

If you are asking whether out-of-state debt collection companies must only use a lawyer licensed in Rhode Island when collecting debts in Rohde Island, the probable answer is also no.

The reason (a constitutional law issue) why both answers are no is too complicated to answer online.

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