Lizza quoted about decision from Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law

Lizza quoted about decision from Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law
Power of Attorney Doesn’t Permit Representing Disciplinary Grievant
March 25, 2013
New Jersey Law Journal

Charles Lizza, a partner and vice chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice, is quoted in this story about a March 12 decision from New Jersey’s Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law regarding limits on the authority of people with powers of attorney. According to the story, the committee opined that a person who holds power of attorney does not have the right to act as a lawyer on behalf of a grievant in lawyer disciplinary proceedings.

Charles, who is the committee chairman, said the issue needed to be addressed due to recurring questions on whether people with this designation are allowed to represent parties in judicial forums.

“Given that it’s called power of attorney, people in the public may misinterpret that term,” Lizza said.