In this article we consider some of the ethics opinions issued since the beginning of the pandemic that have addressed if, when and to what extent it is permissible for attorneys to work remotely from a state where they are not admitted.

The ABA Standing Committee on Ethic and Professional Responsibility issued Formal Opinion 495 in December 2020, which examined the professional responsibility issues that are involved when an attorney remotely practices law notionally in the jurisdiction in which they are actually licensed (“home” or “licensing” jurisdiction) while physically present in a jurisdiction in which they are not admitted (“remote” or “host” jurisdiction”).