Is it possible for a lawyer to represent for a client in a different state?

Client has been in jail for a year without any hardcore evidence but only changed
stories.

Asked on April 27, 2017 under Criminal Law, Maryland

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The answer to your question is maybe. An attorney who is licensed and in good standing in the second state can practice there. At other times, out of state attorneys are hired and represent persons with the assistance of local counsel. Also, some states allow an attorney to "waive in" and practice there under certain circumstances for a limited purpose and period of time. The best thing to do is to check with the state bar in the second state.


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