February 1, 2012

Should Borders Matter to the Transactional Lawyer?

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Published in Northern Kentucky Law Review, Vol. 40:2

by Shannon A.J. Singleton

Lawyer mobility, client needs, and the realities of modern multijurisdictional practice have once again prompted the American Bar Association (“ABA”) to modify existing Model Rules of Professional Conduct and to adopt a new Model Rule to address cross-border practice. The underlying aim of these changes is to assist attorneys in avoiding the unauthorized practice of law — because if permissible multijurisdictional practice is one side of the coin, the unauthorized practice of law is the other.