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Charting the Boundaries of Multijurisdictional Practice – In Re Charges of Unprofessional Conduct in File No. 39302

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $20.00

Deadline to Register: December 13, 2016

Practicing Out of State, Will You Be Disbarred?

When does an out of state lawyer engage in the unauthorized practice of law in Minnesota, under the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct? Earlier this year, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld the decision of a Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board panel holding that an out-of-state lawyer who exchanges email communications with people in Minnesota may engage in the unauthorized practice of law.  How does this decision provide guidance to Minnesota and non-Minnesota attorneys regarding the limits of multijurisdictional practice? What about the exception in Rule 5.5(c)(4) allowing the temporary provision of legal assistance when it is “reasonably related” to the lawyer’s home state practice?  Please join us for a discussion by two professional responsibility experts on the impact of this important Supreme Court decision. 

Registration begins at 3:45 p.m. and the program starts at 4:00 p.m.  Please join us for a reception following the CLE with complimentary wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres.  


Patrick Burns: Patrick is the Deputy Director of the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility where he has worked since 1988.  From 1978 to 1988 he was employed, first as a law clerk, then as an attorney in private practice with Primus Law Office, a small, general practice firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Patrick has served as an adjunct professor at both William Mitchell College of Law and the University of Minnesota.

William Wernz: Bill is the author of the online treatise Minnesota Legal Ethics, hosted by the MSBA. Bill served as Chair of the Board on Judicial Standards in 2015 and 2016, and has served as a Board member since 2011. Bill previously practiced law at Dorsey & Whitney where he served as Ethics Partner. He has taught legal ethics at the University of Minnesota and William Mitchell College of Law.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit approved | Event Code: 232072  


Civil Litigation Section Member:  $10.00
MSBA Member but not a member of the Civil Litigation Section:  $15.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $20.00
Law Students: Free

Remote Participation: 

Webcast and teleconferencing are available.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail the business day before the CLE.

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Questions? Contact Jennifer Carter  | 612-278-6309

No sessions have been associated with this event.