N.J. In-House Rule Amendments Spark Debate

Law360, New York (July 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Though the recent amendments to a New Jersey state law regarding in-house counsel have been touted as an expansion of the rights of out-of-state attorneys, experts say that the changes may actually constrict the ability of those lawyers to represent clients in New Jersey.

In an opinion issued on July 9, the New Jersey Supreme Court voted to amend Rule 1:27-2, which governs limited licenses granted to in-house counsel who are not admitted to the New Jersey bar.

The rule previously only allowed in-house attorneys to...
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