Can a company attorney give legal advice if the owner/supervisor is not an attorney?

Our work union is represented by a company whose owner and direct supervisor is not an attorney. The supervisor has attorney’s working under them. SInce the supervisor is not an attorney is it legal for those attorney’s to give our group legal advice?

Ask that lawyer.

There are tons of rules on what corporate counsel can and cannot do and who they do and do not represent and it isn’t clear from what you’ve said that this person is corporate counsel, as opposed to an employee who happens to have a law license. But lawyers are required to tell you whether or not they can give you legal advice, so go ahead and ask.

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1 thought on “Can a company attorney give legal advice if the owner/supervisor is not an attorney?

    Joe Finkle

    (October 5, 2010 - 12:30 am)

    Ask that lawyer.

    There are tons of rules on what corporate counsel can and cannot do and who they do and do not represent and it isn’t clear from what you’ve said that this person is corporate counsel, as opposed to an employee who happens to have a law license. But lawyers are required to tell you whether or not they can give you legal advice, so go ahead and ask.
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