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Remote Demands Pressure Restrictions on Where Lawyers Practice

Aug. 10, 2020, 11:27 AM

The coronavirus pandemic is prompting calls to abolish requirements that attorneys only practice in jurisdictions where they are admitted to the bar given the rise of remote work and other changes in professional life due to the coronavirus.

Some Action: A handful of states relaxed prohibitions prior to the pandemic, but D.C. and other jurisdictions have followed suit with temporary measures since it hit. A pending decision in a Florida case could help advance changes there. In addition, the American Bar Association’s ethics committee likely will take a closer look.

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