multidisciplinary practice.A fee-sharing association of lawyers and nonlawyers in a firm that delivers both legal and nonlegal services. • Rule 5.4 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct effectively bars multidisciplinary practice. Under this rule, a lawyer cannot (1) share legal fees with nonlawyers, (2) form a partnership involving the practice of law with nonlawyers, (3) form a law firm in which a nonlawyer has an interest, or (4) allow a nonlawyer to direct the lawyer’s professional judgment. — Abbr. MDP.
[Blacks Law 8th]