NYS Committee on Judicial Ethics
Choice of Law
Ethics Opinion 1058
Background: The inquiring attorney was recently admitted to practice in New York but plans to reside and practice solely in Illinois and will engage in a practice limited to immigration law.
Opinion: The committee stated that if a lawyer is admitted solely in New York but is authorized by Federal Law to practice immigration law in another state, and if the lawyer practices only immigration law and practices only in another state, then the lawyer is not required to maintain an attorney trust account in a New York banking institution.