Attack on Pa. Bar Reciprocity Rules Faces Uphill Battle

August 14, 2014 – In The News

Abraham C. Reich was quoted in Law360’s article “Attack on Pa. Bar Reciprocity Rules Faces Uphill Battle.” While the full text can be found in the August 14, 2014, issue of Law360, a synopsis is noted below.

Some experts feel that as the date nears for a federal lawsuit that objects to Pennsylvania rules that reject bar admission to attorneys from states lacking reciprocity agreements, the plaintiffs have a difficult task to prove increased mobility of lawyers, despite an obvious trend.

Abraham Reich comments, “The fact of the matter is, if you come into Pennsylvania as a quarterback from San Francisco, you may be subject to a tax in Pennsylvania. I don’t think it's as simplistic as saying, ‘It’s monopoly power.’”

Reich agreed with fellow colleagues on the American Bar Association’s Board of Delegates that the profession was trending toward greater mobility.