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The Florida Supreme Court recently issued six court orders permanently prohibiting 10 persons and/or corporations from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law.

The following entities are prohibited from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law:

Jose A. Cabrera, Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a March 11 court order based on a stipulated injunction. It was alleged that Cabrera prepared a complaint, signed an attorney's name on the complaint, and filed the complaint in a Florida court (Case No. SC04-193).

Private Property Investments, Inc., a/k/ a The Financial Advantage, and Yolanda DaRosa, individually, and d/b/ a The Christian Family Group, Brandon, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a March 26 court order. It was alleged that respondent gave legal advice and assisted with the preparation of legal documents in bankruptcy and foreclosure matters (Case No. SC03-1274).

The Assistance Program, Inc., and Carlina Michelle Fitts Kiel, Tampa, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following an April 15 court order based on a stipulated injunction. It was alleged that respondents provided legal assistance to clients and allowed clients to rely on them for the proper preparation of their legal forms (Case No. SC02-2705).

Rafael Ventura-Rosa, Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following an April 22 court order based on a stipulated injunction. it was alleged that Ventura-Rosa held himself out as a Florida attorney and provided legal services to a client in a Florida legal matter (Case No. SC04-535).

Armando C. Santana, individually, and Attorney's Legal Support Services, Inc., Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a May 20 court order based on a stipulated injunction. It was alleged that respondent held himself out as an attorney (Case No. SC04-796).

Nilo Alberto Cuervo, Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a May 20 court order based on a stipulated injunction. It was alleged that respondent held himself out as an attorney, used a licensed attorney's name, and provided assistance in legal matters (Case No. SC04-797).
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