Comments for: Rule expansion opens 31 states to Maine lawyers

Posted Dec. 25, 2012, at 12:24 p.m.

A little-known change to Maine’s bar admission rules stands to benefit both Maine-based lawyers and those looking to expand their practice into the state. As of Jan. 1, Maine expanded the state’s reciprocal admissions standards, allowing qualified lawyers from 31 states to enter the Maine bar without taking the bar …

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  • Anonymous

    I’d prefer to hire a local attorney whose reputation is known. But it’s good to know if my affairs involve other jurisdictions I don’t have to find someone who practices in those places. Of course, I expect my attorney to be familiar with the applicable laws.

  • Anonymous

    I guess we can’t lower State standards to import jobs but we can lower standards to import lawyers.

  • Anonymous

    more license to steal area

  • Anonymous

    ” illogical impediments” laws are different from state to state. I guess raising money is a good reason. On reason this is the United States of America and not the other way around. States to a degree are meant to be different, though the Federal Government has changed that.

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