Larry Pascal in Texas Lawbook: Texas Supreme Court Task Force: Open the Door for Foreign Lawyers


The Texas legal system has long been one of the most hostile states toward foreign lawyers practicing law, handling cases or advising clients in the US, but that may soon change.

The Texas Supreme Court is considering a proposal that, if adopted, would make Texas second only to New York in welcoming lawyers educated and trained outside the US to practice law – either permanently or on a single case basis – in the state...

The proposed changes have wide support among the state’s largest law firms and the general counsels of global corporations based in Texas, according to Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Larry Pascal, who chaired the task force.

“More and more Texas law firms are competing head to head against international lawyers and these reforms will be good for the bar here in Texas,” says Pascal. “This rule change is good for lawyers in Texas and it’s good for business in Texas.”

Excerpted from Texas Lawbook, January 10, 2013. To view full article, please click here (subscription required).

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