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The New York County Lawyers Association is calling attorneys to be “prompt and load and clear” in their opposition to the recent ABA commission proposal on multidisciplinary practice. The county bar’s main objection lies in the possibility of law firms being controlled by non-lawyers, a scenario which they liken to the plight doctors have faced under managed care. Still, recognizing that the future of the legal profession may lie in MDPs,the NYCLA proposes that MDPs be allowed under one condition: that lawyers retain full control, including sixty-six percent lawyer ownership and vote.

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