Matthew Olesh, a litigator with Chamberlain Hrdlicka and chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association, contributed to The Legal Intelligencer with his co-author, Gaetan J. Alfano, immediate past chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, about the recent decision in Yocum v. Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
They addressed how the decision affects the practice of law in Pennsylvania. Yocum allows some authority to the Pennsylvania legislature to regulate the practice of law when done in a manner that regulates the conduct of attorneys as part of a larger group of employees. Traditionally, only the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania was expected to regulate the practice of law in the Commonwealth.
According to the article, “The practical import is that attorneys must be vigilant when determining the standards by which their conduct is governed.”
Read the article here.