New Texas Rules For Foreign Attys Could Boost Int'l Work

Law360, Dallas (June 13, 2014, 7:28 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court this week recommended adoption of a slate of rule changes intended to make it easier for foreign-licensed lawyers to practice in Texas, a move aimed at boosting the state’s profile in international transactions, arbitration and other cross-border work.

The task force that recommended the changes believes they’ll help Texas compete for international business, with market leader New York and other states that have more foreign lawyers, like California and Florida. Its members say bringing more foreign lawyers to Texas not only will improve the quality of legal representation that firms can offer clients in international deals, but...

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