APEC economy: United States of America; Jurisdiction: Maryland

Temporary practice ('fly-in, fly-out' practice)

There is no express rule allowing temporary practice by foreign lawyers.

Limited licensing of foreign lawyers (foreign legal consultant rules)

A foreign lawyer cannot obtain a limited licence entitling them to offer advisory services in foreign and international law (ie become a foreign legal consultant).

Full licensing

A foreign lawyer cannot obtain a full licence to practise law in this jurisdiction. However, if there is no holding out by the foreign attorney indicating ability to practise law in Maryland, he or she can advise on foreign law.

Commercial association between lawyers and law firms

In this jurisdiction:

Other regulatory issues

In this jurisdiction:

Foreign lawyers and firms are treated the same as local lawyers in the application of these rules.


Category Name Website or other contact details
Organisation(s) that controls licensing of lawyers Court of Appeals of Maryland www.mdcourts.gov
Peak professional association representing the legal profession Maryland State Bar Association

Other issues

The correspondent expressed the view that a specific rule dealing with foreign lawyers would be desirable.