ACC Supports U.S. Supreme Court Review Of New York’s Physical Office Requirement For Attorneys

ACC filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in Ekaterina Schoenefeld v. Eric T. Schneiderman, et al. on January 19, supporting a petition to review the constitutionality of a New York law requiring nonresident New York-licensed attorneys … Continue reading

ACC Advocates for Foreign In-house Counsel in Illinois

The ACC testified at a July 22nd hearing before the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee in support of amendments to Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct 5.5 and Supreme Court Rule 716 that would allow foreign lawyers to practice as in-house … Continue reading

Practice rules for foreign attorneys are shaping up nicely in Virginia

Guest blogger: David Kessler is a Senior Director in the Legal Department of McAfee, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation, where he manages a team that oversees all of McAfee’s public sector business transactions and compliance obligations.

For in-house counsel who could one day be interested in waiving into membership in the Virginia State Bar, we have good news: The Virginia Supreme Court appears to be responding favorably to arguments made by the WMACCA Chapter and ACC to modernize and expand the current reciprocal admission rules.
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TASTES WORSE, MORE FILLING: Washington State thinks about making life more difficult for in-house lawyers

ACC recently wrote a letter to protest something bad. The state of Washington is thinking about changing its rules that apply to in-house counsel. It may increase the hassle for Washington lawyers who work in-house and whose law licenses come from … Continue reading

Minnesota allows in-house counsel barred outside Minnesota to serve pro-bono

Reflecting a national movement that has gained increased momentum in recent years, the Minnesota Supreme Court, on January 17, 2013, authorized in-house counsel who are barred outside of Minnesota to practice pro bono. Under Minnesota’s newly amended Rules for Admission to … Continue reading

ACC comments on proposals that could burden some in-house counsel in Washington State

ACC and our Washington State Chapter today filed a comment letter with the Washington State Bar Association.  We asked to start a discussion over proposed changes to the state’s practice rules that would impose new requirements on some in-house counsel. … Continue reading