“If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Omaha”: Navigating New Developments in MJP and UPL

(3:40pm - 5:00pm)

Moderator:   Lucian T. Pera 
Panelists:     Eric Cooperstein, Ronald C. Minkoff, Carol A. Needham         

It's been 14 years since the ABA revised Model Rule of Professional Conduct 5.5 to authorize lawyers' limited multijurisdictional practice, but uncertainties and risks remain for those who don't confine their practice to the states where they're licensed. Is it UPL for a lawyer to work on matters for home-state clients when on vacation at an out-of-state beach? Is a lawyer practicing “in” a state by negotiating by email and phone with someone in that state? Is it time to fix Rule 5.5? Is that even possible?


  1. 583 --- PLD 2016 0404 Directors Supreme Court Brief CLEAN
  2. 583 --- PLD 2016 0414 FINAL Respondents Reply brief to Supreme Court
  3. Ball of Confusion Practicing Law from Your Second Home in Another State New York Legal Ethics Reporter New York Legal Ethics
  4. CUPL-Opinion-22-17_1550449_1
  5. MRPC 5.5 State to State
  6. Reforming Lawyer Mobility Final
  7. Schoenefeld v Schneiderman 2016 Opinion
  8. Needham Article In-House Counsel MJP 43 Akron L Rev 985

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