The Judicial Branch’s Rules Committee has tabled a proposal that would have allowed attorneys to move into the state and immediately begin to practice while awaiting formal bar admission in Connecticut.

The concept was recommended by the American Bar Association last year as a way to address concerns of a growing number of lawyers who find their careers interrupted when they relocate. The issue was widely debated when the ABA Ethics 20/20 Commission proposed the model rule; concerns were raised over how the conduct of these out-of-state lawyers would be regulated.

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