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§ 84‑2.1. "Practice law" defined.

The phrase "practicelaw" as used in this Chapter is defined to be performing any legal servicefor any other person, firm or corporation, with or without compensation,specifically including the preparation or aiding in the preparation of deeds,mortgages, wills, trust instruments, inventories, accounts or reports ofguardians, trustees, administrators or executors, or preparing or aiding in thepreparation of any petitions or orders in any probate or court proceeding; abstractingor passing upon titles, the preparation and filing of petitions for use in anycourt, including administrative tribunals and other judicial or quasi‑judicialbodies, or assisting by advice, counsel, or otherwise in any legal work; and toadvise or give opinion upon the legal rights of any person, firm orcorporation: Provided, that the above reference to particular acts which arespecifically included within the definition of the phrase "practicelaw" shall not be construed to limit the foregoing general definition ofthe term, but shall be construed to include the foregoing particular acts, aswell as all other acts within the general definition. The phrase "practicelaw" does not encompass the writing of memoranda of understanding or othermediation summaries by mediators at community mediation centers authorized byG.S. 7A‑38.5 or by mediators of personnel matters for The University ofNorth Carolina or a constituent institution. (C.C.P., s. 424; 1870‑1, c. 90; 1871‑2, c.120; 1880, c. 43; 1883, c. 406; Code, ss. 27, 28, 110; Rev., ss. 210, 3641;1919, c. 205; C.S., s. 198; 1933, c. 15; 1941, c. 177; 1943, c. 543; 1945, c.468; 1995, c. 431, s. 3; 1999‑354, s. 2; 2004‑154, s. 2.)