Potential changes to multi-jurisdictional practice rules

The ABA Center for Professional Responsibility Working Group on ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 5.5 has released an Issues Paper to solicit feedback on potential regulatory implications related to exploring amendments to Rule 5.5, aiming to expand permissible cross-border legal practice. The Association for Professional Responsibility Lawyers has advocated for changes, suggesting that expanding the scope of cross-border practice aligns with the evolving nature of legal practice and benefits clients. The Working Group seeks input from stakeholders to inform its early-stage deliberations on potential amendments to Rule 5.5. Interested parties are encouraged to review the Issues Paper and contribute their perspectives.

Comments need to be submitted by 1 March 2024.

Read the full issue paper here.

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