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The advisory letter quotes the law in outlining the appropriate standard of conduct of public adjusters, and warns adjusters from any conduct that could be interpreted as practicing law. (Credit: Kongsky/Adobe Stock) The advisory letter quotes the law in outlining the appropriate standard of conduct of public adjusters, and warns adjusters from any conduct that could be interpreted as practicing law. (Credit: Kongsky/Adobe Stock)

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has published Advisory Letter 2022-01, to provide guidance to public adjusters regarding statutory duties and restrictions placed on public adjusters, specifically in regards to the unauthorized practice of law.

The law, codified in La. R. S. 22:1691 et seq. specifies the duties of and restrictions on public adjusters, including limiting their authority in assisting insureds in first-party claims to avoid the unauthorized practice of law.

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