professional responsibility; courts; judicial regulation; criminal; bar


In the extensive litigation over bar admission in federal district courts, courts have upheld state bar membership requirements. Nevertheless, the changes to legal practice flowing from the COVID-19 pandemic—the disconnection between workplace and residence, the ability to meet and to hold court proceedings by video, and the unjustifiability of charging clients time and travel for brief, perfunctory in-person meetings and conferences that could be handled effectively and expeditiously online—will make these questions ever more serious

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