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.
This course originally appeared as a part of our December 2018 Bridge the Gap Event.
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.
This course was a little different than I anticipated but it contained important and useful information. The presenter had an engaging and easy going style that was really pleasant to listen to. He was obviously very knowledgeable about the subject. I would recommend this course to a colleague.
Wow that was surprisingly really good. Many cautionary tales. Really enjoyed this one!
He was extremely thorough and knowledgable. It was a very interesting and wonderful presentation.
Excellent presentation. Thank you!
The instructor for this course was great - knowledgable and engaging
Great speaker. Very informative lecture on multi-jurisdictional practice and pitfalls.
Excellent speaker—very informative!!!
Excellent presentation and presenter.
All corporate/commercial/transaction lawyers need to take this course.
Solid and helpful
Very useful and helpful.
Excellent content and dynamic presentation.
Very interesting and well presented.
Excellent coverage of the topic -- very practical advice. Thank you.
Instructor was very good!
quite comprehensive without being too detailed
Very informative- I hope to go back over some of the slides
Excellent and engaging instructor.
Excellent, informative, well-organized presentation.
The issues surrounding physical location and office requirements were very helpful
OK, this speaker was AWESOME. Smart, funny, engaging!! Thank you!!
This was excellent -- one of the best. Comprehensive, informative and helpful.
Excellent, very helpful
Great course; excellent presentation.
Very interesting presentation.
Moderator explained a confusing area very well.
Very interesting, relevant, and practical course material. Found it helpful to my everyday practice.
Great presentation. Very relevant.
The live questions in the course answered by presenter were helpful.
Very good overview of multi-jurisdictional practice. Enjoyed the presenter's style.
Interesting1 The speaker was extremely knowledgeable.
Awesome course. I never thought about this issue.
Very good presentation. Clear and Concise
Incredibly knowledgeable, well organized and interesting presenter.
Great presenter and a great presentation
Keep up the good job
Strong and compelling presentation. Recommended.
Very informative and educational.
skilled coverage of complex field
This was an excellent presentation. The Speaker was very knowledgeable.
Illuminating discussion on practicing in other jurisdictions
Excellent course. Informing of items previously only remotely aware of.
vey good presenter
The course was very substantive and offered useful examples and practical hints.
Excellent program. Thank you.
Excellent presentation and speaker - I learned something from this course.
I learned several new things and that’s the key to CLE!
Excellent. Good speaker