December 15, 2015: State Bar President Responds to Court of Appeals Order on Temporary Practice of Law in New York

New York State Bar Association President David P. Miranda of Albany (Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti) today issued the following statement in response to the Court of Appeals order regarding the temporary practice of law in New York:

“The new rule addresses some of the practical concerns attorneys face when handling matters that cross state or international lines.” 

The amendment, the addition of a new part 523 to section 52 of New York’s Judiciary Law, will authorize attorneys not admitted in New York to perform limited legal services in the state as long as the jurisdiction in which the attorney is admitted allows New York lawyers to perform similar services in that jurisdiction.

The rules are an outgrowth of efforts by the State Bar, the New York City Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers Association to develop rules that permit lawyers to work briefly outside the states or countries in which they have been admitted when the work relates to matters they are handling within those states or countries. 

The 74,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in 1876.

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