Trial strategy and legal memoranda are normally directed at attorneys. A legal consultant who seeks out lay people will not even be working very long. Consumers want to know what you can do for them. If you cannot represent them before a judge, they will find out. Legal work is results oriented. If you cannot provide results, making a living will be difficult. Now, intentional misrepresentation is a different matter. Calling yourself an attorney when you are not licensed is not what I am talking about here. Assisting someone with his Chapter 7/13 petition is legal consultation. Appearing with someone before an IRS agent, as an enrolled agent, is legal consultation. Think outside the box, while following all the rules.