Participation in law firm profit sharing plan by nonlawyer employees
Collection agency employing nonlawyer, or utilizing law firm paralegal, to answer inquiries from the collection agency’s office in the name of a law firm
Names of nonlawyer firm employees on firm letterhead
Part-time public defenders sharing office space and secretary
Referrals from organization and use of organizations clerical staff
Non-resident Illinois lawyer with Illinois office staffed by nonlawyer
Law firm employing nonlawyer collective bargaining professional
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