This Article discusses inter-jurisdictional mobility of lawyers in Canada, comparing Canadian practice to European Community ("Community" or "EC") reforms and U.S. practice. Ironically, the Community eschews using the label "federal" because the process of European unification is ongoing, yet the new regime for the transfer of lawyers between EC Member States is freer and less fettered than the transfer regimes in Canada. In the United States, the mobility of lawyers is dependent upon reciprocal agreements between state bar associations whereby qualification in one state bar permits direct entry to practice in other states. Hence, this Article compares the rules affecting lawyer mobility in the ten Canadian provinces and two territories, the European Community, and the United States, specifically New York State, a jurisdiction receptive to foreign law degrees.
Alexander J. Black,
Canadian Lawyer Mobility and Law Society Conflict of Interest,
18 Fordham Int'l L.J. 118
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