Annual Ethics Program

UPL, MDP and MJP (Defining What Lawyers Do and Where They Can Do It): Part II

October 9, 2013

Charlotte, NC and New York, NY

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 
The Ritz-Carlton
Charlotte, NC

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Le Parker Meridien
New York, NY

This interactive program by McGuireWoods partner Tom Spahn focuses on what lawyers can and cannot do in states where they are not licensed to practice law. It covers in-house litigation and transactional lawyers, and focus on new trends in this important area.


  • What is the effect of lawyers practicing in states where they are not licensed?
  • How can a litigator appear in another state’s court?
  • Can lawyers handle arbitrations and other non-court proceedings in states where they are not licensed?
  • Can a lawyer not licensed in a state practice just before federal court there, or just practice “federal” law there?
  • Are there risks in lawyers practicing “virtually” in another state?
  • What can transactional lawyers do in states where they are not licensed?
  • Do the same multijurisdictional rules apply to in-house lawyers as to outside lawyers?
  • What can foreign lawyers do in the United States?