Bloomberg Law
Dec. 17, 2020, 9:28 PM

ABA’s Remote Work Opinion a ‘Major Step’ Forward for Mobility

Melissa Heelan
Melissa Heelan

An American Bar Association ethics opinion giving lawyers more flexibility to work remotely across state lines is a big step forward for attorney mobility in a profession where practitioners often feel tethered to states where they are licensed, legal experts say.

The bar group, in a Wednesday opinion prompted by the effects of working remotely during the pandemic but likely to impact the profession long after, said lawyers can physically work in a state where they’re not barred, or licensed, as long as they only practice the law of the state where they are admitted.

“The advice provided in this ...

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