The National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC) is an organization “of legal professionals whose members enforce ethics rules that regulate the professional conduct of lawyers who practice law in the United States, Canada and Australia.” When she was president of the NOBC, Tracy Kepler created an International Committee, which decided to create 4 subcommittees to investigate and provide information to NOBC members about four areas of inquiry: Alternative Business Structures; Entity Regulation; Alternative Licensure ; and State and International Reciprocity
The work product from these committees has now been posted on a new NOBC “Global Resources” webpage. These new pages contain useful information. For example, the FAQ document about Entity Regulation was prepared with input from current or former US, Australian, Canadian and UK regulators, along with academics. (The Entity Regulation Committee plans to update its materials periodically.) These materials can be particularly useful when teaching Chapter 2, Chapter 3 (fee splitting) and Chapter 9.