This article examines the ABA revision to Model Rules 5.5 and 8.5 in light of today's legal world where representing clients in states outside the lawyer's state of licensure is commonplace, particularly in areas of practice that involve federal law, such as environmental law, and clients with far-flung property or business transactions in numerous jurisdictions. The article notes that although the revision to these rules represents the first step in a necessary liberalization of ethical rules and statutes to permit competent lawyers to service client needs efficiently and encourages more uniformity of approach, the rules and UPL statutes still create significant risks for lawyers and significant costs for clients and firms and merit further reform.
Irma S. Russell,
The Evolution of MJP,
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