Multijurisdictional Practice Law and Legal Definition

Multijurisdictional practice could refer to the delivery of legal services in jurisdictions other than where a lawyer is formally admitted to practice. The growing ease of interstate travel and communication, coupled with the fact that many law firms and corporations conduct business on a regional or national scale makes it essential for an organized bar and the judiciary to consider rules that better define and regulate cross-border practice. At present, there is no uniformity in the way states address the activities of out-of-state lawyers. Regulation in this area has developed mainly through court rules, court opinions, statutes, and ethics opinions.