147.142 Advertisement as immigration consultant; other prohibited acts.

(A) A notary public who is not a licensed attorney in this state shall not represent or advertise himself or herself as an immigration consultant or an expert in immigration matters.

(B) A notary public who is not a licensed attorney in this state shall not do any of the following:

(1) Provide any service that constitutes the unauthorized practice of law in violation of section 4705.07 of the Revised Code;

(2) State or imply that the notary is an attorney licensed to practice law in this state;

(3) Solicit or accept compensation to prepare documents for or otherwise represent the interest of another person in a judicial or administrative proceeding, including a proceeding relating to immigration to the United States, United States citizenship, or related matters;

(4) Solicit or accept compensation to obtain relief of any kind on behalf of another from any officer, agency, or employee of this state or of the United States;

(5) Use the phrase "notario" or "notario publico" to advertise the services of a notary public, whether by sign, pamphlet, stationery, or other written communication, or by radio, television, or other non-written communication.



Added by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 263, §1, eff. 9/20/2019.