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Immigration Consultants Deceptive Trade Practice

Concerning a prohibition against nonattorneys providing legal services related to immigration matters.
2016 Regular Session
Civil Law
Bill Summary

The act establishes that if a person, other than a licensed attorney or person authorized under federal law to represent others in immigration matters, engages in certain practices that amount to providing or offering to provide legal advice or legal services in an immigration matter, the person is engaged in a deceptive trade practice. The attorney general or a district attorney may seek civil penalties against the person under the 'Colorado Consumer Protection Act'.

The act also adds to the notice a notary public must provide in any advertisement of his or her services that the notary is not an immigration consultant.

The act applies to acts committed and practices engaged in on or after the effective date of the act.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    06/10/2016 Signed Act PDF
    05/05/2016 Final Act PDF
    04/25/2016 Rerevised PDF
    04/22/2016 Revised PDF
    04/14/2016 Reengrossed PDF
    04/13/2016 Engrossed PDF
    03/17/2016 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details