In the United States, the practice of law is conditioned upon admission to the bar of a particular state or other territorial jurisdiction. The unauthorized practice of law is prohibited by statute or court rules in every state but Arizona. Definitions of the legal term "unauthorized practice of law" vary across jurisdictions so the use of independent paralegals in California is tolerated to a high degree, whereas in New York state most of the activities these paralegals are licensed to do in California are considered the "unauthorized practice of law". While there are cases of the individuals being arrested for the unauthorized practice of law, absent fraud, or other violations of consumer protection, most states focus their enforcement resources on regulating the ethical conduct of attorneys. The internet has also made it possible for paralegals who are licensed in one state to provide services to others in different states.