October 05, 2011

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

Jurisdiction Committee Report Position re change Board Action House Action Lawyers (7)
Arkansas (1) Yes         5350
California Yes         128553
Connecticut Yes         16918
Deleware Yes Was due in June       1986
Georgia Yes         28700
Idaho Yes         2859
Indiana Yes         12234
Iowa Yes Due Feb. 2001       6433
Maryland Yes         18776
Massachusetts Yes         42701
Mississippi Yes         5809
Missouri Yes         16681
Montana Yes         2597
New Hampshire Yes         3010
New Mexico Yes         4749
North Carolina Yes Due Oct. 2000       15239
Rhode Island Yes Due Fall 2000       3976
Utah Yes         4967
Virginia Yes Not b/f Annual       18002
Washington Yes         19770
West Virginia Yes         3985
Wisconsin Yes In Draft       13079
Wyoming Yes         1296

 

Alabama (2) Yes Done Pro/Con     10897
Distrit of Columbia Yes Done Pro     37518
Kentucky Yes Done Con     10310
Maine Yes Done Pro     3268
Michigan Yes Done   July (18) 2000   29372
Oklahoma Yes Informational Proish     11335
Oregon Yes Done Pro Sent to House   9727
South Carolina Yes Done Pro   Sept. or Oct. 7645
South Dakota Yes Done Pro     1592
Tennesse Yes Done Con     12915
Arizona (3) Yes Done Pro Approved   10683
Colorado Yes Done Pro Approved   19157
Minnesota Yes Done Pro   Adopted 18793

 

Florida (4) Yes Done Pro/Con Approved Con   49139
Illinois Yes Done Pro/Con   Con 63113
Kansas Yes Done Con Accepted   6968
Nebraska Yes Done Con   Passed 4760
New Jersey Yes Done Con Adopted   54581
New York Yes Done Con Approved Adopted 117781
Ohio Yes Done Conish     32767
Pennsylvania Yes Done Pro Rejected   39646
Texas Yes Done Con Approved   60047

 

Nevada (5) ?         4257
Vermont ?         1807

 

Alaska (6) No         2209
Hawaii No         3713
Louisiana No         15819
North Dakota No         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.