The delegation by a lawyer of substantial amounts of non-ministerial functions to legal assistants raises various unauthorized practice of law issues. This Article provides an overview of the Chapter 13 bankruptcy process and state law rules regarding the unauthorized practice of law. We then discus~ these rules in the context of a typical Chapter 13 debtor practice.
David G. Epstein, Gary E. Sullivan, & Jeffrey Wagnon, The Thin Red Line: An Analysis of the Role of Legal Assistants in the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Process, 23 J. Legal Prof. 15 (1999).