The Geographical Limitations on the Practice of Law

, New York Law Journal


In his Franchising column, Rupert M. Barkoff, a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, writes: Unlike the situation in some countries with two-level governments, the problem of the interstate practice of law has not been adequately addressed by the governments of our numerous states, either from a legal or practical standpoint.

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  • Roy Simon

    Doesn't ABA Model Rule 5.5(b) -- which has now been adopted in more or less equivalent form in about 44 jurisdictions -- solve most of the problems you raise? If not, why not? (It doesn't solve the problem in NY, which has so far not adopted any version of Rule 5.5(b), but nearly every other large jurisdiction has adopted it.)

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