“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.