Jun 1, 2010

Regulation Of Interstate Practice Of Social Security Law

I saw this first on the CONNECT board. From a law firm blog:

Brief Summary
An attorney had practiced in Iowa under a state multijurisdictional practice (MJP) rule allowing lawyers licensed in another jurisdiction to handle certain federal law matters. In a case of first impression for the Iowa Supreme Court, the Court used its equitable power to enjoin the attorney from practicing in Iowa under any rule for two years as a result of trust account and other ethics violations.

There are many law firms that operate across state borders in Social Security cases. There are issues concerning the advertising of some of these firms. The advertising may meet the requirements of the law firm's home state but not the requirements of another state in which the law firm is operating.

Here is another summary of the case.

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