ABA Journal


Midyear Meeting

ABA House to consider resolutions reflecting the globalization of law practice

Feb 11, 2013, 01:00 pm CST


In typical radical fashion, moving to fuse and confuse our jurisprudence allowing foreign lawyers, or whomever, to meddle in the legal system while virtually millions of US qualified lawyers are unemployed or underemployed.

For the untrained eye, this is cutting off your nose to spite your face, for those who look deeper it is the same thuggery high and law, circumventing the legal process, under the guise of making things better and putting limitations of such changes.

By VoxPopuli on 2013 02 11, 5:43 pm CST

This is a really bad idea. At some point the ABA's determined pursuit of ideas this terrible should stop being such a surprise. Yet no matter how low they go, it really does shock me every single time.

So for the love of all that is holy, we should not become the first and only country that allows foreign lawyers complete access to bring cases and therefore shape our judiciary, in a move to make it even more convenient for large corporations to break ties with the US system on which they depend.

And despite a long history od clueless chicanety, I am still somewhat surprised that the state-sponsored guardians of the US legal profession would consider this. Obviously there is no limit to the ways the ABA will use its government protected position to enrich a few at the expense of the country's legal system. Next time maybe I will be less shocked.

By Liz on 2013 02 16, 10:25 pm CST

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