A new global business reality is transforming the practice of law. Nowhere is this transformation more apparent than in the areas of multijurisdictional and multidisciplinary practice. These two trends, towards practice across jurisdictional boundaries on the one hand and across professional boundaries on the other, are engaging the attention of lawyers at the American Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association: the American Corporate Counsel Association, the International Bar Association, as well as numerous other state and local, international, and specialty bar associations. This article describes that new business reality, those trends, and some of the ethical constraints presented by current rules of professional conduct.
Ann L. MacNaughton & Gary A. Munneke, Practicing Law Across Geographic and Professional Borders: What Does the Future Hold?, 47 Loy. L. Rev. 665 (2001), http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/347/.