More Law Careers For Foreign Attorneys in NY?

ny foreign attorneysNew York has continually advocated for foreign attorneys hoping to pursue their law careers in the state. Since the state’s most recent effort in September, New York has made it a point to be more inclusive with this specific market of legal professionals.

New York is now seeking public comment on its proposal to amend Part 522 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals. This change in the current rule would permit the Appellate Division to register a foreign attorney as in-house counsel if he/she is a member in good standing of a legal profession that is located in a foreign jurisdiction.

Part 522, put into effect back in April 2011, currently allows lawyers within the United States to be considered, provided that he/she is employed full-time in this state as an in-house counsel by a corporation, partnership, association, or other legal entity, whether or not they were admitted to the bar in New York.

For those wanting to give their two cents on the proposal, all comments must be received no later than November 9, 2015.

Submit your comment via email or write to John W. McConnell, Esq., Counsel, Office of Court Administration, 25 Beaver Street, 11th Fl., New York, New York, 10004.

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Erika Kubik

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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