You are important to us and, because you are, we strive to be as helpful to you as possible, especially in performance of our statutory duties. However, state law prohibits us from practicing law (O.C.G.A. § 15-6-52) and makes it a misdemeanor criminal act for us to do so. (O.C.G.A. § 15-19-56). Therefore, we cannot render or furnish legal services or advice of any kind in actions or proceedings of any nature.
The practice of law in this state is defined as:
- Representing litigants in court and preparing pleadings and other papers incident to any action or special proceedings in any court or judicial body;
- The preparation of legal instruments of all kinds whereby a legal right is secured;
- The rendering of opinions as to the validity or invalidity of titles to real or personal property;
- The giving of any legal advice; and
- Any action taken for others in any matter connected with law. (O.C.G.A. § 15-19-50)