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Domestic and International Cross Border Practice of Law (Audio Only)

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Produced on March 16, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 2m
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

This program, taught by Patrick H. Stiehm, is designed to alert attorneys to the issues and possible pitfalls related to practicing law in a jurisdiction (both across US jurisdictions or outside the country) in which he or she is not licensed. The course will identify major issues to consider before undertaking such representation in a variety of circumstances, whether as part of an attorney’s routine practice (such as business transactions with an out of state company), or due to more extraordinary circumstances (such as the international kidnapping of a child). During the program, Patrick will introduce a number of hypothetical scenarios in which cross-border issues arise and provide guidance on how best to resolve each issue and what laws, regulations, and ethical rules are implicated.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the legal issues presented when a client needs representation outside of your home jurisdiction
  2. Discuss when and how it may be permissible to practice law across the state or national borders
  3. Review hypotheticals related to the cross-border practice of law 

Credit Information

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Patrick Stiehm

Stiehm Law Office

Patrick H. Stiehm is in solo practice, under the name Stiehm Law Office. His major areas of practice are commercial finance and representing the left behind parent in international child kidnapping cases, under the Hague Convention on that subject and under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act in both state and federal court, 

throughout the United States. He has handled Hague Convention cases that have furthered the purposes of the Convention and refined the law governing the Convention here in the United States. Typical examples of which are: Escaf v. Rodriquez, 200 F. Supp. 2d 603, (Eastern District of Virginia, 2002) and Ly v. Heu, 294 F. Supp. 2nd 1026 (District of Minnesota, 2003).

Mr. Stiehm is a former District Attorney (Wisconsin), SBA District Counsel (Arizona and Washington, DC) and General Counsel for a publicly traded commercial finance company. He has been an instructor in the United States Attorney General's Trial Advocacy Course, and a CLE Instructor, at the various venues throughout the United States. He has been a featured speaker on legal matters at various trade meetings and seminars involving the commercial finance industry. He has also authored articles in various commercial finance trade publications and in legal publications, including an article for foreign lawyers on Hague Convention practices in the United States.

His undergraduate degree is from the University of St. Thomas in the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. His JD is from the University of  Minnesota Law School. He is licensed to practice law in a number of jurisdictions including the District of Columbia.


Todd A.

Excellent - appreciated scenarios as method for illustrating pressure points.

Kelli F.

One of the most informative.

Ingrid S.

I liked the numerous practical scenarios he went through

Catherine D.

Excellent material and wonderful speaker. Thank you.

Lynne T.


Andrea A.

So excited to see such a nuanced area be covered! Thank you!

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