The much-debated issue of multi-disciplinary practices, which would open the doors for accountants to compete with law firms for clients, took center stage Friday during a frank discussion sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association.

On the heels of the American Bar Association’s house of delegates overwhelmingly voting last month to delay a decision on revising its rules of professional conduct to allow lawyers to split fees and form partnerships with nonlawyer professionals, the Philadelphia bar is still attempting to formulate its opinion on the subject.

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