Minnesota Law Review
Multidisciplinary practice (MDP) has been aptly described as the, "most important issue facing the legal profession today." The American Bar Association's Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice (Commission) surprised most observers on June 8, 1999 by recommending that the American Bar Association (ABA) amend the Model Rules of Professional Conduct (Model Rules) to allow lawyers to combine with, and share fees with, other professionals within a single professional entity. Under the proposal, lawyers could create partnerships with accountants, developers, engineers, bankers, and all other professionals, thereby giving clients access to one-stop shopping at multidisciplinary firms.
John H. Matheson and Edward S. Adams, Not "If" but "How": Reflecting on the ABA Commission's Recommendations on Multidisciplinary Practice, 84 Minn. L. Rev. 1269 (2000), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/94.