The state of Texas may soon make it easier for international lawyers to serve as counsel of record in Texas courts.
This action is the proposed result of a plan commissioned
by the Supreme Court of Texas, which established a task force to study
international legal practice in Texas and to suggest rules to modernize and
expand that practice. Under the proposed
rules, attorneys with foreign law licenses may become eligible to sit for the
Texas bar by acquiring an ABA-approved LLM degree; they should also have an easier
time appearing pro hac vice with
Texas co-counsel or practicing foreign law while in Texas.
The task force’s final
report and an executive
summary are both available from the Supreme Court of Texas website.
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