Legions Of Lawyers May Soon Be Free From NY Office Rule

Law360, New York (April 14, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT) -- Tens of thousands of New York-admitted, nonresident lawyers could soon be relieved of a Civil War-era requirement to keep an office inside the state if a skeptical federal appeals court prevails on top state judges to relax rules that experts say dissuade many attorneys in nearby states from taking Empire State clients.

Lawyers across all 50 states and in 120 counties will be watching carefully as a young New Jersey attorney's challenge to the moth-eaten rules, codified in New York Judiciary Law Section 470, gets consideration...
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