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Remote Representation: Not Practicing Law In California CRPC Rule 5.5 and B&P Code §6125-6126

Sunday, August 01, 2021 9:21 AM | Anonymous

Can a Lawyer, who is a licensed lawyer in good standing in State A, but who is not licensed in California, continue to practice in accordance with Lawyer’s State A law license from Lawyer’s home in California without violating CRPC Rule 5.5 or B&P Code §§6125-6126?

Yes, so long as certain precautions are followed. Merely physically present in California while using modern technology to remotely practice law in compliance with the rules of the jurisdiction where the lawyer is licensed, should not be held in violation of California’s Unauthorized Practice of Law (“UPL”) rule and laws.

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