NEW YORK STATE GRANGE
January 4, 2000
Mr. Sherwin P. Simmons
Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice
Center for Professional Responsibility
American Bar Association
541 North Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611-3314
Dear Mr. Simmons,
The New York State Grange, a rural family fraternity of 13, 000 members supports the concept of multidisciplinary practices. The ability to receive services for a number of different concerns in the same location would benefit our members.
Grange members are often self-employed businessmen working very long hours on the farm. It would be very beneficial for them to be able to centralize a location for legal services, financial services, and guidance needs.
I sincerely hope that you will allow more flexibility for bar certified attorneys to participate in multidisciplinary practices.
Bruce M. Croucher
Master, NYS Grange