In August 2015, Jeff Jansen was appointed to serve as the Chairman of District 4 (Harris County) of the Unauthorized Practice of Law ("UPL") Committee appointed by the Texas Supreme Court. The UPL Committee and its districts are responsible for investigating and enforcing the State Bar Act and stopping persons and companies who may be providing legal services to citizens of the State of Texas without being licensed to practice law in Texas.
Harris County is the largest county in the State of Texas and, therefore, generates the largest number of complaints and investigations of alleged UPL. All of the more than 25 attorney and non-attorney subcommittee members in Harris County volunteer their time to help ensure that complaints are addressed properly and timely, and that any instances of UPL in the southeast Texas area are stopped.
If you are interested in learning more about what the UPL Committee does, check out its website at http://www.txuplc.org/.
If you are interested in possibly serving as a volunteer member of the Harris County subcommittee, please contact Jeff Jansen at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (713) 388-6150. You do not have to be an attorney to join the UPL subcommittee.
Jeff Jansen is the founding member of the Jansen Law Firm, PLLC and has more than 20 years of experience as a business and trial attorney.