Non-resident attorneys need physical office in NY to practice law, Second Circuit holds

On March 31, 2015, the New York State Court of Appeals concluded that nonresident lawyers in New York must maintain a physical office in the jurisdiction in order to practice. In this case, a New Jersey resident admitted to practice law in New York alleged that Judiciary Law § 470 – which mandates that a nonresident attorney […]

CCBE deems EU lawyers’ framework does not need amendment

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) believes that the current EU system for the lawyers’ market allows for an easy cross-border mobility for lawyers, notwithstanding the wide diversity of legal systems among the Member States. The EU Directives specifically applicable to lawyers — i.e. Directive 77/249 on provision of Services and […]

Texas Ethics Opinion 617

Professional Ethics Committee for the State Bar of Texas Topic: “Under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct may a lawyer, who is licensed to practice law in Texas and in North Carolina, practice law in North Carolina, without soliciting or representing persons in Texas, under a law firm name that is not permitted under […]

Texas Ethics Opinion 597

Professional Ethics Committee for the State Bar of Texas Topic: “Under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, may a Texas lawyer practice law as a partner or shareholder in a Texas office of a law firm that includes partners or shareholders who are licensed to practice law only in jurisdictions other than Texas and who […]