In the early days of America's development, the attorney-at-law was little needed. While law was a popular study, the pioneering nature of the settlers dictated that each look out for his own interests. Delegation to counsel was unnecessary.'
Michael L. Rigsby,
Virginia: The Unauthorized Practice of Law Experience,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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