Future Law Goes Global in The Big Apple

globalization future lawNew York is looking to adopt a new rule that would lift the ban currently denying out-of-state and foreign lawyers the right of temporary practice in the state. If approved this fall, future law will be more accessible on a global scale.

The rule, Section 523 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals Regarding Temporary Practice, was modeled around the ABA Model Rule 5.5, which permits the temporary practice of law by attorneys licensed in America under prescribed circumstances, already adopted by forty other US jurisdictions. It also reflects the ABA Model Rule for Temporary Practice by Foreign Lawyers implemented by ten jurisdictions since its inception in 2002.

As a major center of world commerce and global city, the permission of lawyers from other jurisdictions to appear in the state to work on transactional or short-term litigation-related matters is essential,” according to John W. McConnell, Esq. Counsel of the Office of Court Administration in New York.

The state is encouraging residents to comment via email or by direct mail to gauge public opinion on this future law. Please email all submissions to rulecomments@nycourts.gov and mail all written responses to: John McConnell, Esq., Counsel, Office of Court Administration, 25 Beaver Street, 11th Fl., New York, New York 10004 by November 3, 2015.

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Erika Kubik

Former Communications Specialist at Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
Erika is the former Communications Specialist for the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. She successfully developed strategies to increase 2Civility’s social presence across channels. As a recent graduate of Bradley University, Erika received her Bachelor of Arts studying Public Relations and Social Media Marketing where her passion for writing and brand development took flight. Outside of the office, Erika works to develop her own personal brand as she takes on Chicago for the first time having grown up just outside of the Greater St. Louis area. Though she may not be accustomed to the deep dish pizza as a Celiac, she has found the Windy City to be quite accommodating to her active lifestyle as a runner and fitness fanatic.
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