Vanderbilt Law Review

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Multi-state legal problems are commonplace for the American attorney. In meeting the legal needs of the business and personal lives of his clients, he is confronted daily with laws of the several components of our federal system. Out-of-state litigation and office work situations constantly demand his presence in jurisdictions in which he is not admitted to practice. Yet present admission rules make his appearance in such litigation difficult at best, and render such office work virtually impossible. These restrictions on the interstate practice of law have become intolerable--in a legal, if not always a practical, sense--in the context of our economy. Their re-examination is the subject of this note.