Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice

The Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice’s mandate was to study and report on the manner and extent to which professional service firms operated by nonlawyers were seeking to provide legal services to the public.  The Commission also studied and reported on (1) the experience of clients who had received such services; (2) relevant international trade developments; (3) any potential modifications in the public interest to the existing state and federal legislative framework within which professional services firms may be providing legal services, and to the application of ethics rules to the provision of legal services by professional services firms; and (4) the impact of receiving legal services from professional services firms on a client’s ability to protect privileged communications and to have the benefit of conflict free advice.