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The Florida Supreme Court has permanently enjoined four individuals and their respective businesses from the unlicensed practice of law. Three of the four also were ordered to pay restitution totaling $8,610 to clients they represented in immigration, bankruptcy, and business matters.

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

Greg S. Bohl, individually, and doing business as Consumer Credit Services of America, Inc., Jacksonville, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law and ordered to pay $390 restitution pursuant to a September 27 court order approving a settlement agreement. Bohl allegedly provided legal advice and assistance to individuals having consumer credit problems and gave legal advice in bankruptcy matters. (SC06-2164)

Neisy Clavelo, and her company, Global Enterprise Business Consulting Corp., Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law pursuant to a September 20 court order approving a settlement agreement between the Bar and respondents. Clavelo allegedly held herself out to be an attorney authorized to render legal services in real estate transactions. (SC07-1650)

Rosa Kasse, and her company, The Hispanic Coalition, Inc., Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law and ordered to pay $1,400 restitution, pursuant to an August 30 court order. The company allegedly provided legal assistance in an immigration matter. (SC07-1377)

Labrada & Associates, Inc., and Frank Labrada, individually, and doing business as Prolegalnet, Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law and ordered to pay $6,820 restitution pursuant to a September 20 court order approving a settlement agreement between the Bar and respondents. Labrada allegedly held himself out as an attorney and provided legal advice and assistance in immigration and business matters. (SC06-1093)

Court orders are not final until time expires to file a rehearing motion and, if filed, determined.
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