The Ethical Risks Of A Multijurisdictional Practice

Law360, New York (November 30, 2016, 5:13 PM EST) -- Melinda Gentile

Monique Cardenas Multijurisdictional practice (MJP) refers to the delivery of legal services in jurisdictions other than where an attorney is formally admitted to practice. Due to the growing trend of clients conducting more of their business in multiple jurisdictions, coupled with the fact that many law firms and corporations conduct business on a regional or national scale, MJP is becoming more prevalent for practicing attorneys.

Attorneys engaged in private practice or as in-house counsel advising their corporate employers need to be aware of the ethical risks of MJP, including the implications of attorneys engaging in the unauthorized practice of...

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