Can a Lawyer provide remote “Legal Advice” via phone across state lines? What are the limitations of the legal advice?

The answer to this question depends on the nature of the call and what type of legal advice is being asked.  A lawyer can only provide advice for jurisdictions in which the lawyer is licensed.  So, if you are in California and asking a Pisanchyn Law Firm attorney questions on an incident that occurred in Pennsylvania or about Pennsylvanialaw via telephone, that is fine, because we are licensed in Pennsylvania and can provide legal advice pertaining to Pennsylvania law.  If you are asking our attorneys questions that are about California and California law, we have a couple of general responses:
  1. This is how it would work in PA but we don’t know the laws of California and are not licensed to practice there.
  2. These are the general legal concepts involved, but its California and we are not licensed or familiar with the laws.
Without a license in that state or a special one time admission, no lawyer will appear in Court in that state.  That would be practicing law without a license.
Often times the Pisanchyn Law Firm can refer your case to a local attorney if we are not able to represent you.
Lastly, the Pisanchyn Law Firm has attorneys licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey so we are able to represent you should an accident or injury occur across state lines. The Pisanchyn Law Firm will meet you in any City, Town, or State should they decide to accept your case making it convenient for you. You can reach our injury attorneys via our website or toll free at 1-800-444-5309. We’re here for you no matter the time of day, day of the week, and are even available to your on holidays.