Texas Occupations Code

Sec. § 1101.654
Suspension or Revocation of License or Certificate for Unauthorized Practice of Law


The commission shall suspend or revoke the license or certificate of registration of a license or certificate holder who is not a licensed attorney in this state and who, for consideration, a reward, or a pecuniary benefit, present or anticipated, direct or indirect, or in connection with the person’s employment, agency, or fiduciary relationship as a license or certificate holder:


drafts an instrument, other than a form described by Section 1101.155 (Rules Relating to Contract Forms), that transfers or otherwise affects an interest in real property; or


advises a person regarding the validity or legal sufficiency of an instrument or the validity of title to real property.


Notwithstanding any other law, a license or certificate holder who completes a contract form for the sale, exchange, option, or lease of an interest in real property incidental to acting as a broker is not engaged in the unauthorized or illegal practice of law in this state if the form was:


adopted by the commission for the type of transaction for which the form is used;


prepared by an attorney licensed in this state and approved by the attorney for the type of transaction for which the form is used; or


prepared by the property owner or by an attorney and required by the property owner.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1421, Sec. 2, eff. June 1, 2003.

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