Annual Ethics Program

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

March 30, 2013

Chicago, Richmond, Tysons Corner

March 20, 2013
Westin Chicago River North – Chicago

March 27, 2013
Omni Richmond Hotel – Richmond

April 16, 2013
The Ritz-Carlton – Tysons Corner

Tom Spahn’s annual ethics program 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 focuses 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?

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