Rhode Island Supreme Court Rules Non-attorneys Can Conduct Closings

June 9, 2020

The Rhode Island Supreme Court on May 29 held that non-attorneys working for title insurance companies may conduct closings in the state if certain notice protocols are followed. The court also held that title insurance companies and their agents do not engage in the unauthorized practice of law when they draft a residency affidavit and a limited durable power of attorney, as long as those activities are carried out in connection with the issuance of title insurance. Read on for what steps the court said non-attorney should follow when giving buyers and sellers notice.

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