ABA Votes To Allow Foreign Lawyers To Practice In US

Law360, Dallas (February 11, 2013, 7:45 PM EST) -- The American Bar Association on Monday approved a slate of proposals that would allow foreign lawyers to practice in a limited capacity in U.S. courts and for American companies, saying that in a globalized world, the legal profession and its clients need expertise on other countries’ laws.

Under the resolutions adopted by the ABA’s House of Delegates, foreign lawyers could serve as in-house counsel for American companies and provide advice so long as they worked together with U.S.-licensed attorneys, and could be admitted to practice temporarily...
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