New York State Grange - Center for Professional Responsibility


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