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Multi-Jurisdictional Practice (MJP)

Effective January 1, 2008, Rule 5.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct was amended to provide that a lawyer who is not admitted to practice in Connecticut, but who is admitted in another US jurisdiction that accords similar privileges to Connecticut lawyers, may provide the legal services set forth in Rule 5.5 (c)(3) or (4) on a temporary basis in Connecticut if the lawyer gives notice to the Statewide Bar Counsel prior to and at the conclusion of each representation and pays the fee prescribed by the Judicial Branch.

Notice regarding Jurisdictions that accord similar MJP Privileges to Connecticut Attorneys
Pursuant to Rule 5.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, effective January 1, 2008, only attorneys from United States jurisdictions that accord similar multi-jurisdictional practice (MJP) privileges to Connecticut attorneys may use Connecticut’s MJP rule to provide temporary legal services in Connecticut. Rule 5.5(c) provides:

A lawyer admitted in another United States jurisdiction which accords similar privileges to Connecticut lawyers in its jurisdiction, and provided that the lawyer is not disbarred or suspended from practice in any jurisdiction, may provide legal services on a temporary basis in this jurisdiction…

The following is a list of United States Jurisdictions that the Statewide Grievance Committee has determined meets the “similar privileges” test of Rule 5.5(c).
Alaska
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
If your jurisdiction is not listed on this notice, the Statewide Grievance Committee has determined that the jurisdiction does not offer similar privileges to Connecticut attorneys for the purpose of multi-jurisdictional practice. If you believe this list is incomplete or contains an error, please contact the Statewide Grievance Committee at (860) 568-5157 or via e-mail at Statewide.Grievance@jud.ct.gov and provide it with a citation as to the law in your state that affords similar MJP privileges to Connecticut attorneys.

 

 
 

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