I. Introduction ... A. An Historical Overview ... B. Justifications for Rules Against the Unauthorized Practice of Law

II. Background ... A. The Assignment Theory in UPL Cases ... B. The Agency Theory in UPL Cases

III. Analysis ... A. The Marriage of Logic and Function in DeBenedictis v. Hagen ... B. Trustees and Assignees for Collection: Unlikely Bedfellows? ... C. Form Following Function: Collection Agencies and the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Nebraska

IV. Conclusion