That the ABA re-title Rule 5.5 of its Model Rules of Professional Conduct as "Unauthorized Practice of Law; Multijurisdictional Practice
of Law" and amend the rule to accommodate the realities of modern multijurisdictional practice
A Focus on the Location of the Client: Estate of Condon, and the ABA Commission on Multijurisdictional Practice
Second, there are insightful sections, such as those on multijurisdictional practice
and constitutional issues, that have nuggets of good information.
The Florida Bar's Vision 2016 Bar Admissions Sub-Group, in the executive summary of its "Preliminary Report of the Multijurisdictional Practice
--International Focus Committee" describes the "big picture" of international law in Florida and its effect on the public and the profession.
Second, the report's preface continues, the committee considered uniformity and consistency with the ethics rules of other jurisdictions to be a desirable goal because of the increase in multijurisdictional practice
. "Law practice is no longer local," noted Richard A.
(4.) Ethics Northwest, Inc., State Bar Multijurisdictional Practice
Studies, at http://www.crossingthebar.com/StateBarMJPStudies.htm (last modified Aug.
The American Bar Association and Fordham University convened a Symposium on Multijurisdictional Practice
in March 2000 to examine the issues presented by these tensions.
However, under the multijurisdictional practice
of law (MJP) rules, out-of-state lawyers may provide limited legal services in Florida on a temporary basis under certain circumstances.
Impaired and prospective clients, multijurisdictional practice
We also took positions before the Board of Governors and the Florida Supreme Court on issues relating to the multijurisdictional practice
of law and before the Board of Governors on the proposed changes to the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct in light of changes approved by the ABA to the Model Code.
RULE 4-5.5 UNLICENSED PRACTICE OF LAW; MULTIJURISDICTIONAL PRACTICE
The joint committee is comprised of members from the ABA and outside entities who have expertise in all aspects of the regulation of the legal profession, such as rules of professional conduct, multijurisdictional practice
, expanded disciplinary enforcement mechanisms, client protection, bar activities, dispute resolution, professional liability, professionalism, competence, and impairment.