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Transnational Legal Practice 2008, Carole Silver, Laurel S. Terry, Ellyn S. Rosen, Carol A. Needham, Jennifer Haworth Mccandless, Robert Lutz, Peter D. Ehrenhaft Oct 2015

Transnational Legal Practice 2008, Carole Silver, Laurel S. Terry, Ellyn S. Rosen, Carol A. Needham, Jennifer Haworth Mccandless, Robert Lutz, Peter D. Ehrenhaft

Laurel S. Terry

This article reviews developments in transnational legal practice during 2006 and 2007, including international developments, U.S. developments and regional developments in Australia and Europe. The primary focus of the international developments section is the WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). This article discusses GATS Track 1 Activities related to legal services, including the Legal Services Collective Requests and issues related to GATS Track 2 and the potential development of GATS disciplines. This section also surveys GATS-related initiatives of the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association and U.S. implementation of foreign lawyer multi-jurisdictional practice ...


Transnational Legal Practice 2009, Laurel S. Terry, Carole Silver, Ellyn Rosen Dec 2009

Transnational Legal Practice 2009, Laurel S. Terry, Carole Silver, Ellyn Rosen

Laurel S. Terry

This article identifies some of the most important U.S. and international developments in transnational legal practice and provides citations for further research. The article begins by briefly reviewing the impact of the recession on legal services. The second section focuses on international developments. It identifies some of the ongoing efforts to implement the 2007 U.K. Legal Services Act, including the issuance of the influential Hunt and Smedley reports. It also provides information about law reform initiatives in France, Scotland and Korea. This section of the article also provides information about Canadian and Australian developments regarding admission of foreign ...


The Bologna Process And Its Impact In Europe: It's So Much More Than Degree Changes, Laurel S. Terry Dec 2007

The Bologna Process And Its Impact In Europe: It's So Much More Than Degree Changes, Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

The Bologna Process is a massive, multi-year project designed to create the European Higher Education Area by the year 2010. It began approximately ten years ago when four European Union (EU) countries signed a relatively vague declaration. It has now grown to forty-six countries, including all of the EU Member States and nineteen non-EU countries. The Bologna Process countries have agreed on ten action lines for restructuring European higher education. These action lines are nothing short of revolutionary - they address everything from adoption of a three-cycle degree system (e.g., bachelor-master's-doctorate degrees), European-wide quality assurance efforts, mobility of higher ...


A 'How To' Guide For Incorporating Global And Comparative Perspectives Into The Required Professional Responsibility Course, Laurel S. Terry Dec 2006

A 'How To' Guide For Incorporating Global And Comparative Perspectives Into The Required Professional Responsibility Course, Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

This article was written for an AALS symposium on "Teaching Legal Ethics" and discusses how to incorporate global and comparative perspectives into the required Professional Responsibility course. The scope of the paper is much broader, however. The first half of the paper explains why global and comparative perspectives are relevant to contemporary law practice. This section explains why global perspectives are relevants to clients and lawyers and explains why lawyer regulators now use a more global approach to regulation than previously. The second half illustrates how one can introduce global and comparative perspectives into a professional responsibility course without taking ...


Mdps, 'Spinning,' And Wouters V. Nova, Laurel S. Terry Dec 2001

Mdps, 'Spinning,' And Wouters V. Nova, Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

In February 2002, the European Court of Justice issued its opinion in Wouters v. NOVA (Case C-309/99), which addressed a Netherlands Bar rule that prohibited partnerships (MDPs) between lawyers and accountants. Wouters decided: 1) that the bar was an undertaking that was subject to the competition (antitrust) provision in the EU Treaty; 2) that the Dutch MDP ban restricted competition and that this restriction on competition was appreciable and affected intra-community trade; 3) that the Dutch MDP ban could reasonably be considered necessary in order to ensure the proper practice of the legal profession; and 4) that it was ...


German Mdps: Lessons To Learn, Laurel S. Terry Dec 1999

German Mdps: Lessons To Learn, Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

This article is the third of four major articles or book chapters that I have written about MDPs. This article focuses on German multidisciplinary partnerships (MDPs) between lawyers and accountants. The German MDP experience is important because Germany is one of the few jurisdictions that expressly permits MDPs and because conferences about World Trade Organization's General Agreement on Trade in Services (the GATS) have cited to Germany when suggesting that other countries' MDP bans may be unnecessarily restrictive. After introducing common MDP regulatory issues, this article focuses on Germany. The article explains Germany's current regulation of MDPs and ...


An Introduction To The Paris Forum On Transnational Practice For The Legal Profession, Laurel S. Terry Dec 1998

An Introduction To The Paris Forum On Transnational Practice For The Legal Profession, Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

This article focuses on the 1998 Paris Forum on Transnational Practice for the Legal Profession and introduces the papers contained in the Paris Forum Symposium. The Paris Forum was the first meeting of lawyers from around the world devoted solely to the topic of transnational legal practice. Before the Paris Forum, some bar organizations had set aside time during their meetings to discuss the transnational practice of law and issues related to transnational legal services also had been included as topics in general conferences. The multi-day Paris Forum, however, was the first multi-day conference devoted to this topic. This paper ...


A Primer On Mdps: Should The 'No' Rule Become A New Rule, Laurel S. Terry Dec 1998

A Primer On Mdps: Should The 'No' Rule Become A New Rule, Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

This article is the second of four major articles or book chapters that I have written about MDPs. "MDPs" refers to multidisciplinary partnerships or multidisciplinary practices between lawyers and nonlawyers. Prior to 1998, virtually all U.S. states had lawyer discipline rules that prohibited a lawyer from sharing legal fees with a nonlawyer or practicing law in partnership with a nonlawyer. In 1998, however, the American Bar Association created a Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice to reconsider these rules. One impetus for the creation of this Commission was the increasingly large numbers of lawyers who were working for the Big 5 ...


An Introduction To The European Community's Legal Ethics Code Part I: An Analysis Of The Ccbe Code Of Conduct, Laurel S. Terry Dec 1992

An Introduction To The European Community's Legal Ethics Code Part I: An Analysis Of The Ccbe Code Of Conduct, Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

This article, which is Part 1 of two articles, examines the CCBE Code of Conduct. CCBE is the acronym used to describe the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Community; the CCBE has been recognized as the official representative of the legal profession with the European Community. In 1988, the CCBE adopted a code of conduct that was intended to apply to situations in which lawyers from one CCBE Member of Observer State were involved with lawyers from another CCBE State. This article summarizes the development of the CCBE Code of Conduct, explains who it applies ...


Part 2: An Introduction To The European Community's Legal Ethics Code Part Ii: Applying The Ccbe Code Of Conduct, Laurel S. Terry Dec 1992

Part 2: An Introduction To The European Community's Legal Ethics Code Part Ii: Applying The Ccbe Code Of Conduct, Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

This article, which is Part 2 in a series, examines the CCBE Code of Conduct and continues where the prior article left off. See An Introduction to the European Community's Legal Ethics Code Part I: An Analysis of the CCBE Code of Conduct, 7 Georgetown J. of Legal Ethics 1 (1993). "CCBE" is the acronym used to describe the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Community; the CCBE has been recognized as the official representative of the legal profession with the European Community. In 1988, the CCBE adopted a code of conduct that was intended ...