Report From The ABA Commission On Multidisciplinary Practice

Based upon information available to the Commission as of July 6, 2000

The positions of those bars or committees that have taken positions vary considerably.   Therefore, they are reported generally as either favoring or opposing change.

  1. Twenty-three states have appointed committees but the committees have not yet returned reports.
    Resident, active lawyers = 377,670
  2. Ten states have appointed committees that have returned reports but have taken no action on the reports.
    Resident, active lawyers = 134,579
  3. Three states have taken favorable action on pro change reports.
    Resident, active lawyers = 48,633
  4. Nine states have taken action against change at the Board or House level.
    Resident, active lawyers = 428,802
  5. Information has not been available from two states.
    Resident, active lawyers = 6064
  6. Four states have not appointed committees.
    Resident, active lawyers = 23,065
  7. Lawyer numbers are based upon 2000 National Lawyer Population Survey of by ABA Market Research Department.
    The numbers represent resident, active lawyers in each jurisdiction.

REPORT FROM THE ABA COMMISSION ON MULTIDISCIPLINARY PRACTICE
Based upon information available to the Commission as of July 6, 2000
Detailed information

JurisdictionCommitteeReportPosition re changeBoard ActionHouse ActionLawyers (7)
Arkansas (1)Yes    5350
CaliforniaYes    128553
ConnecticutYes    16918
DelewareYesWas due in June   1986
GeorgiaYes    28700
IdahoYes    2859
IndianaYes    12234
IowaYesDue Feb. 2001   6433
MarylandYes    18776
MassachusettsYes    42701
MississippiYes    5809
MissouriYes    16681
MontanaYes    2597
New HampshireYes    3010
New MexicoYes    4749
North CarolinaYesDue Oct. 2000   15239
Rhode IslandYesDue Fall 2000   3976
UtahYes    4967
VirginiaYesNot b/f Annual   18002
WashingtonYes    19770
West VirginiaYes    3985
WisconsinYesIn Draft   13079
WyomingYes    1296

 

Alabama (2)YesDonePro/Con  10897
Distrit of ColumbiaYesDonePro  37518
KentuckyYesDoneCon  10310
MaineYesDonePro  3268
MichiganYesDone July (18) 2000 29372
OklahomaYesInformationalProish  11335
OregonYesDoneProSent to House 9727
South CarolinaYesDonePro Sept. or Oct.7645
South DakotaYesDonePro  1592
TennesseYesDoneCon  12915
Arizona (3)YesDoneProApproved 10683
ColoradoYesDoneProApproved 19157
MinnesotaYesDonePro Adopted18793

 

Florida (4)YesDonePro/ConApproved Con 49139
IllinoisYesDonePro/Con Con63113
KansasYesDoneConAccepted 6968
NebraskaYesDoneCon Passed4760
New JerseyYesDoneConAdopted 54581
New YorkYesDoneConApprovedAdopted117781
OhioYesDoneConish  32767
PennsylvaniaYesDoneProRejected 39646
TexasYesDoneConApproved 60047

 

Nevada (5)?    4257
Vermont?    1807

 

Alaska (6)No    2209
HawaiiNo    3713
LouisianaNo    15819
North DakotaNo    1324

1. Twenty-three states have appointed committees but the committees have not yet returned reports (in bold).
2. Ten states have appointed committees that have returned reports but have taken no action on the reports (underlined).
3. Three states have taken favorable action on pro change reports (italicized).
4. Nine states have taken action against change at the Board or House level.
5. Information has not been available from two states.
6. Four states have not appointed committees.
7. Lawyer numbers are based upon 2000 National Lawyer Population Survey of by ABA Market Research Department.

The numbers represent resident, active lawyers in each jurisdiction.

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