ABA Commission Weighs New Rules on Foreign Lawyers

The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 has released drafts of possible recommendations that would make it easier for foreign lawyers to obtain limited authority to practice in U.S. jurisdictions, the ABA Journal reports. But a memo issued by the commission co-chairs emphasizes that no decision has been made whether to submit the changes to the ABA House of Delegates, or what the final version of those recommendations would be. Those decisions will be made when the commission meets Oct. 25-26. In the meantime, the commission is seeking comments on its draft recommendations. Submit comments to Natalia Vera by Oct. 12.