Ethics Group Backs High Court Look At Nonresident Atty Law

Law360, New York (January 23, 2017, 8:12 PM EST) -- A bar group representing legal ethics and professional responsibility specialists has joined the call for a U.S. Supreme Court review of a challenge to a New York law requiring nonresident lawyers wishing to practice in the state to maintain a physical office there.

The Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers urged the court to take up a petition filed by New Jersey lawyer Ekaterina Schoenefeld, saying the Second Circuit turned privileges and immunity law “on its head” by holding that a petitioner, rather than the state, has the burden to establish a law’s discriminatory purpose.

The APRL in its Thursday amicus brief...

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