Dentistry is actually a great analogy for the sale of a legal plan. Let me explain.<quoted text>
Again, the Supreme Court decides who, how and where law will be practiced, just as the liquor department decides who, how and where liquor will be sold, and just as the Dentistry Board decides who, how and where law will practice Dentistry.
A dental plan (sold by non-dentists) provides access to reduced cost dental care from dentists. Well, similar to a dental plan, a legal plan provides access to reduced cost legal services.
Now Bob, I assume you will agree that the guy who sells you the dental plan is not the dentist, right. The guy is not going to sell you a plan, plop you over on your couch and start pulling your teeth out and filling cavities, right? Of course not. After you buy the plan from the "guy", you go see the "dentist" for all that "dental" work.
Well it's the same with a legal plan. Once you buy the plan from the "guy", you go see the attorney for the "legal" work - thus avoiding the unauthorized practice of law.
American Family sales representatives sold the legal plan, not legal services and advice. Once the plan was sold, the new plan member consulted with a real live plan attorney who decided what, if any, legal work would be done.
This is how a legal plan is regulated to operate. Again, you can verify all this at the website of the American Prepaid Legal Services Association.
If you choose to reply, it would be nice if you provide sources to back up your claims. You are starting to sound exactly like the Columbus Bar Association's wholly unsupported allegations.