« on: June 02, 2015, 11:45:20 AM »
Nope. Look back to your original statement, re: competition and supply and demand. Simply put, you're trying to have your cake and eat it too. You want to keep in all the wonderful anti-competitive aspects of a licensed profession, but allow a little more labor mobility, which really only affects people currently licensed (aka, people who are already benefiting, such as us!) without really benefiting the consumers.
Ah, well I think that's where you and I fundamentally disagree.
I think greater labor mobility would benefit consumers and lawyers. Consumers would benefit from (presumably) greater access to lawyers and an accompanying reduction in cost, and we would benefit by getting to do business in multiple states.
Would the multi-state practice benefit outweigh the probable reduction in local fees? I don't know. I worked in an industry with no such regulation and tons of national competition before going into law, and everyone still made a very nice living. I guess I'm not as freaked out by competition as most lawyers.