Expressions of concern atthe New York County Lawyers’ Association meeting last week over the impactof multidisciplinary practice on pro bono work and the accessibility oflegal services made clear the debate over MDPs is about more than justthe Big Five accounting firms.

The meeting was arrangedto assess the reaction of small and minority bar groups to the AmericanBar Association’s recommendation that lawyers be freed to form partnershipswith other professionals. The ABA’s House of Delegates meets to discussthe matter at their annual convention which begins today in Atlanta.

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