In Cultum v. Heritage House Realtors, Inc., the Washington Supreme Court carved out a limited exception to the statutory prohibition against the unauthorized practice of law. This new exception represents a proper balancing of the interests of real estate brokers, lawyers and the public. However, flaws in the majority's reasoning may lead to confusion in the future application of the ruling unless greater attention is paid to the underlying rationale of the decision and the arguments made by the concurrence.
Practice of Law: Real Estate Brokers Authorized to Complete Transaction Forms—Cultum v. Heritage House Realtors, Inc., 103 Wn. 2d 623, 694 P.2d 630 (1985),
60 Wash. L. Rev.
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