Document Type


Publication Title

Temple Law Review

Publication Date

Winter 1999


This Article proposes that the MDP Commission consider separately and independently its interests in regulating lawyers and excluding non-lawyers. A definition of the "practice of law" could be drafted now, solely for the purpose of regulating lawyers in multidisciplinary firms, while the professional activities of non-lawyers could be addressed separately, at this time or later, for example, by intensifying efforts to enforce unauthorized practice of law ("UPL") statutes. By concentrating initially only on lawyers, the MDP Commission could readily attain its goal of regulating every lawyer who provides legal services-a goal that is both fundamental and immediate. Although a model definition aimed only at lawyers might influence courts defining law practice in the context of UPL actions, the definition, by its terms, would not explicitly apply outside the regulation of lawyers.



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