Contribution to Book
An “Issue Checklist” for the ABA Commission on Multidisciplinary PracticeMultidisciplinary Practice: Staying Competitive and Adapting to Change (2001)
Appendix 2 to Gary Munneke and Ann McNaughton's book about MDPs was the "Issue Checklist" that Professor Laurel Terry prepared for the ABA Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice (the ABA MDP Commission). This checklist identified the issues that Professor Terry believed the Commission should consider as it evaluated whether to amend ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 5.4 to permit MDPs.
Although this Issue Checklist was prepared in 1999, many of the issues it identifies remain relevant when considering issues related to alternative business structures (ABS) and alternative law practice structures (ALPS). It is relevant to the work of groups such as California's Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services and APRL's Future of Lawyering Committee.
For additional items by Professor Laurel Terry related to MPP and Rule 5.4 issues, see the "Multidisciplinary Practice" topic in the "Jump to Category" dropdown at her Selected Works webpage, or select MDPs from the topical index at her presentation slides webpage: https://tinyurl.com/laurelterryslides or MDP articles from her publications by topic webpage.
- legal profession,
- Rule 5.4,
- outside investment in law firms,
- Big 4,
- issue checklist
EditorGary A. Munneke and Ann L. MacNaughton, eds.
PublisherAm. Bar Association Law Practice Management Section
Citation InformationLaurel S. Terry, An “Issue Checklist” for the ABA Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice, reprinted as Appendix 2 in Gary A. Munneke and Ann L. MacNaughton, eds., Multidisciplinary Practice: Staying Competitive and Adapting to Change 129-144 (ABA 2001)