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International Lawyers in Texas

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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