“The U.S. Supreme Court today
announced that it would not hear an appeal from the decision
of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Schoenefeld v.
State of New York, which upheld the
constitutionality of a New York law requiring
nonresident attorneys to maintain a physical
office in New York in order to practice in the
state,” said New York State Bar Association President
Claire P. Gutekunst in a statement.
“Now that the legal case has
been concluded, a working group comprising State Bar
members who reside both in and outside the
state will review the issues involved and consider
possible recommendations for changes in New York Judiciary Law Section
470. The working group is chaired by
former Association President David M. Schraver
of Rochester, ” she said.