CFPB Takes Direct Aim at Policing Legal Profession

For centuries, the regulation of the practice of law has been delegated to the judicial branch of government.  As the Supreme Court explained, “since the founding the Republic, the licensing and regulation of lawyers has been left exclusively to the states and the District of Columbia . . . (t)he states prescribe  the qualifications for admission to practice and the standards of professional conduct.  They are also responsible for the discipline of lawyers.”  Leis v. Flynt, 439 U.S. 438, 442 (1979). <more>