Sunday, May 23, 2021

Florida Supreme Court approves advisory opinion permitting out of-state lawyer to practice federal law remotely from Florida home

The Florida Supreme Court recently approved an Advisory Opinion issued by the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on the Unlicensed Practice of Law stating that an out-of-state licensed attorney who is working remotely on federal intellectual property rights matters (and not Florida law) from his or her Florida home for an out-of-state law firm and no public presence or profile in Florida as an attorney would not be engaging in the unlicensed practice of law.  The advisory opinion will be filed with the Florida Supreme Court on August 17, 2020.   You can read the opinion here

For more on this story go to the Lawyer Ethics Alert Blog and the Legal Profession blog.

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