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Ethics of Multi-Jurisdictional Practice

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Produced on December 15, 2018

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Course Information

Time 75 minutes
Difficulty Beginner
Categories Ethics

Course Description

Almost all lawyers engage in multi-jurisdictional practice (MJP). Some engage in MJP on a regular basis. Failure to understand the rules surrounding MJP can lead not only to ethics violations, but also to criminal charges. Understanding these rules allows the lawyer to assist a broader range of clients. This lecture will address the complex rules that govern MJP so that you can determine when you can practice in other jurisdictions and also when it is appropriate to allow out-of-state lawyers to associate with you in your jurisdiction.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the ethical rules governing multi-jurisdictional practice
  2. Identify when an attorney can practice in other jurisdictions
  3. Explore when it is appropriate to allow out-of-state lawyers to associate with you in your jurisdiction


This course originally appeared as a part of our December 2018 Bridge the Gap Event.

Credit Information

This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact support for more information on how to receive credit

Lawline reports attorney attendance in select states. View more about CLE reporting .

Faculty

Craig Dobson

Dobson Law LLC

Kenneth Craig Dobson is owner of Dobson Law LLC where he practices both immigration and ethics law. He has a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Furman University and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from New England School of Law. During law school, he received CALI awards in both the Law and Ethics of Lawyering and International Business Transactions and served as Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of International and Comparative Law.

He previously served as UPL Liaison for the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Georgia-Alabama Chapter and was appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia to serve as Chairperson of the District 1 UPL Committee for the State Bar of Georgia from 2014 to 2017. He is currently Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s National Ethics Committee and also a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility’s Cross-Border Practice Subcommittee, which is currently working on proposed amendments to current ABA multijurisdictional practice rules. Additionally, he is a member of New York City Bar Association’s Mindfulness & Wellbeing Committee in Law Committee. In October 2017, he became one of the first National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coaches.



Reviews

DA
Daoud A.

Great course; excellent presentation.

NK
Naveen K.

Good examples

NP
Naim P.

Very interesting presentation.

PE
Patti E.

Moderator explained a confusing area very well.

JG
James G.

Very interesting, relevant, and practical course material. Found it helpful to my everyday practice.

MS
Michelle S.

Great presentation. Very relevant.

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Rebecca T.

Interesting!

MT
Myrna T.

Nice presentation

NV
Nicholas V.

The live questions in the course answered by presenter were helpful.

SM
Sheri M.

Good.

SI
Sylvia I.

Good

SW
Steve W.

Very good overview of multi-jurisdictional practice. Enjoyed the presenter's style.

SB
Selwyn B.

Excellent

EM
Eileen M.

Interesting1 The speaker was extremely knowledgeable.

PZ
Peter Z.

Awesome course. I never thought about this issue.

DC
David C.

Very interesting.

RZ
Regina Z.

Very good presentation. Clear and Concise

MS
MARSHALL S.

Incredibly knowledgeable, well organized and interesting presenter.

AP
Annette E. P.

excellent!!

HS
Henry S.

Great presenter and a great presentation

AO
Andre O.

Keep up the good job

BP
Benjamin P.

Strong and compelling presentation. Recommended.

SC
Silvia C.

Very informative and educational.

SW
Samuel W.

skilled coverage of complex field

ST
Stephen T.

This was an excellent presentation. The Speaker was very knowledgeable.

DR
Demetri R.

Illuminating discussion on practicing in other jurisdictions

JB
Jaimi B.

Excellent course. Informing of items previously only remotely aware of.

GP
Guadalupe P.

vey good presenter

IG
Isabeth G.

Informative

RL
Rosa L.

The course was very substantive and offered useful examples and practical hints.

MK
Mark K.

Excellent program. Thank you.

CW
Colleen W.

Excellent presentation and speaker - I learned something from this course.

KP
Katherine P.

Excellent presentation!

JC
John C.

I learned several new things and that’s the key to CLE!

EG
Eric G.

Excellent. Good speaker

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