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While we aim to maintain the accuracy of this information, rules can change unexpectedly. Consult with your state's bar admission agency to ensure you have the most current information. Please let us know if you find any updates. The information on these pages is not legal advice and is meant only as a guide for your convenience.

Right to Practice Rules by State

  • Alabama

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Lawyers serving as house counsel in Alabama and not licensed members of the Alabama State Bar must register to become authorized house counsel. The purpose of the rule is to facilitate the relocation of individuals who are employed by and provide legal services exclusively for business organizations in Alabama without the necessity of taking and passing the Alabama bar exam.

    The requirements of the authorized house counsel rule promulgated by the Alabama Supreme Court are covered under Rule VIII of the Alabama State Bar Rules Governing Admission.

    For more info, application, and checklist check the Rule VIII web pages.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    Rules and Comments to Rule 5.5

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    For information and applications contact:

    The Alabama State Bar
    Pro Hac Vice Admissions
    (334) 269-1515
    E-mail: phv@alabar.org

     

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    You may practice and be admitted to the Alabama State Bar without sitting for the Alabama State Bar exam by complying with the requirements of Rule III of the Rules Governing Admission to the Alabama State Bar.

     

    CONTACT

    Alabama State Bar
    415 Dexter Avenue
    Montgomery, Alabama 36104
    Phone (334) 269-1515
    (800) 354-6154

    Last Updated 14 February 2023.

  • Alaska

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is not required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    Rule 5.5 and Comments

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Under Alaska Rule of Civil Procedure 81(a)(2), an attorney may appear pro hac vice upon filing a Rule 81 Motion to Participate. For further information see the Alaska Bar Association’s Page on pro hac vice.

     

    ADMISSION ON MOTION (ADMISSION BY RECIPROCITY)

    Applicants must have actively practiced in a U.S. state, territory, or D.C. for at least five of seven years immediately preceding application, and have passed a written bar examination in a U.S. jurisdiction offering reciprocity to Alaska attorneys under conditions no more demanding than Alaska’s reciprocity rules. For more information please see Rule 2(2). See also the page on admission by reciprocity.

     

    CONTACT

    Alaska Bar Association
    P.O. Box 100279
    Anchorage, AK 99510

    Street Address:
    840 K Street, Suite 100
    Anchorage, Alaska 99501
    Phone (907) 272-7469
    Fax (907) 272-2932
    Email: info@alaskabar.org

    Last Updated 5 March 2023.

  • Arizona

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Pursuant to Rule 38(a), Ariz. R. Sup. Ct., A lawyer who is not a member of the State Bar of Arizona who has been admitted to practice law in another jurisdiction may apply for an Arizona Certificate of Registration of In-House Counsel within 90 days of commencement of their employment. 

    In-house counsel registration is for those lawyers not admitted to practice in Arizona who are employed within the State of Arizona as in-house counsel or a related position for a single for profit or non profit corporation, association, or other organizational entity, which can include its parents, subsidiaries and/or affiliates, the business of which is lawful

    In-house counsel registrants are subject to the disciplinary and disability jurisdiction of the Arizona Supreme Court and the State Bar of Arizona, with the same benefits and responsibilities of active members of the State Bar.

    See more here.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    Rule 5.5 with comments.
     

     

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    The Arizona Supreme Court allows admission on motion, allowing eligible candidates to bypass the examination and substitute years of successful, ethical active practice as evidence they meet educational criteria.  Candidates must meet specific requirements. See more here.

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Arizona Supreme Court Rule 39, Pro Hac Vice, became effective May 1, 2020. An attorney who is not a member of the State Bar of Arizona but is currently a member in good standing of the bar of another state or non-U.S. jurisdiction and eligible to practice before the highest court in any state, territory or insular possession of the United States or foreign jurisdiction may appear as counsel pro hac vice in any case before any state or local court board or administrative agency in the State of Arizona upon compliance with this rule. See more here.

     

    CONTACT

    State Bar of Arizona
    4201 N. 24th Street Suite 100
    Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266
    Phone: 602.252.4804
    Toll Free: 866.48.AZBAR
    Fax: 602.271.4930

    Last Updated 20 March 2023.
     

  • Arkansas

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION RULE

    Registration is not required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULES

    Rule 5.5 with Comments

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Rule XIV of the Rules Governing Admission to the Bar of Arkansas allows admission pro hac vice for non-resident attorneys.  Please find the required form here.

     

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Admission on the Motion in Arkansas is governed by Rule XVI of the Rules Governing Admission to the Bar of Arkansas.

    CONTACT

    Arkansas Bar Association
    2224 Cottondale Lane
    Little Rock, AR 72202
    Phone (501) 375-4606

    Last Updated 20 March 2023.

  • California

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Rule 9.46 permits in house counsel to practice in California only to the qualifying institution that employs the attorney. An attorney practicing under Rule 9.46 cannot make court appearances in California state courts or engage in any activities for which pro hac vice admission is required if they are performed in California by an attorney who is not a member of the State Bar of California and the attorney may not provide personal or individual representation to any customers, shareholders, owners, partners, officers, employees, servants, or agents of the qualifying institution. Please see subsections (c), (d) and (f) for eligibility and application requirements. In-House counsel must renew his/her registration annually and there is no limitation on the number of years house counsel may register under this rule except that you must remain employed by the same qualifying institution that provided the declaration in support of your application. If registered house counsel leaves he employment he/she must notify the State Bar of California within 30 days. To practice as house counsel for a new employer, you must first register as in-house counsel for that employer.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULES

    Rule 5.5 and Comment

    Other Rules

    (1) Rule 9.45 - Registered legal aid attorneys

    An attorney practicing under Rule 9.45 may practice law in California only while working, with or without pay, at an eligible legal aid organization, and at that institution and only on behalf of its clients, may engage, under supervision, in all forms of legal practice that are permissible for a member of the State Bar of California.

    (2) Rule 9.47 Attorneys practicing law temporarily in California as part of litigation

    An attorney may under Rule 9.47 temporarily practice law in California as part of litigation if they meet the requirements in Rule 9.47(b) and adhere to the restrictions in 9.47(d) and abide by the conditions in 9.47(e).

    (3) Rule 9.48 Nonlitigating attorneys temporarily in California to provide legal services

    An attorney may practice under Rule 9.48 if they meet the requirements of 9.48(b) and adhere to the restrictions and conditions of 9.48(d)-(e). Under Rule 9.48 an attorney may provide legal assistance or legal advice in California to a client concerning a transaction or other nonlitigation matter, a material aspect of which is taking place in another jurisdiction where the attorney is licensed to provide legal services, provide legal assistance or legal advice in California on an issue of federal law or of the law of another jurisdiction to attorneys licensed to practice in California, or is an employee of a client and provide legal assistance or legal advice in California to the client or to the client’s subsidiaries or organizational affiliates.

    For further information please see the State Bar of California’s Page on Multijurisdictional practice.

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Rule 9.40 governs pro hac vice admission in California. If you are a resident, regularly employed in or regularly engaged in substantial business, professional, or other activities in California you are not eligible to appear as counsel pro hac vice. Further, the Rule does not condone repeated appearances as counsel pro hac vice. Please see subsection (c)-(d) for application instructions. For further information please see The State Bar of California’s Page on Pro Hac Vice.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    California does not allow admission without examination.

    CONTACT

    The State Bar of California

    San Francisco (Main Office)
    180 Howard Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Phone (415) 538-2000

    Los Angeles
    845 S. Figueroa St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90017-2515
    (213) 765-1000

    State Bar Ethics Information

    Last Updated 20 March 2023.

  • Colorado

     

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Colorado in-house counsel practice is governed by Single-Client Counsel Certification at C.R.C.P. Rule 204.1 The application can be found here.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULES

    Rule 5.5 and Comments

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    An out of state attorney as defined by Rule 205.1 may be permitted to appear on a particular matter in any state court of record by meeting certain requirements pursuant to Rule 205.3. For more information, please see the pro hac vice Page.

     

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Governed by Colorado Rule of Civil Procedure 203.2.

     

    CONTACT

    Colorado Bar Association
    1290 Broadway, Suite 1700
    Denver, CO 80203
    Phone (303) 860-1115

    Colorado Supreme Court Board of Law Examiners

    Last Updated on 21 March 2023.

  • Connecticut

     

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is required for Authorized House Counsel. See Section 2-15A of the Superior Court General Provisions.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULES

    Rule 5 in Connecticut Practice Book

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Connecticut’s pro hac vice admission is governed by Section 2-16. For more information, please visit the Connecticut pro hac vice page.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Pursuant to Section 2-13, to be admitted without sitting for the Connecticut Bar Exam, the applicant must meet certain requirements.

    CONTACT

    Connecticut Bar Association
    30 Bank Street
    New Britain, CT 06051
    Phone (860) 223-4400
    Fax (860) 223-4488
    Email: msc@ctbar.org

    Last Updated on 21 March 2023.

  • Delaware

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    See Delaware Supreme Court Rule 55.1(e).

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULES

    Rule 5.5 with Comments

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Delaware has a number of pro hac vice rules. They include:

    (1) Delaware Supreme Court Rule 71 on Admission pro hac vice with a filing fee of $300;

    (2) Delaware Supreme Court Rule 72 on Admission pro hac vice before administrative agencies of this State with a filing fee of $300;

    (3) Delaware Superior Court Rule 90.1 on Admission pro hac vice with a filing fee of $300; and

    (4) Delaware Court of Chancery Rule 170(b) with a filing fee of $100.

     

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Delaware does not have an admission on motion rule.

     

    CONTACT

    Delaware State Bar Association
    405 North King Street
    Suite 100
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Phone: (302) 658-5279
    Fax: (302) 658-5212

    Last Updated 22 March 2023.

  • District of Columbia

     

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is not required for in-house counsel not admitted in the District. D.C. Ct. App. R. 49(c)(6) excludes “internal counsel” not licensed in D.C. from the unauthorized practice of law prohibitions, provided counsel restricts legal advice to his or her corporate employer.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    Rule 5.5 and Comments

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Rule 49(c)(7) of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals provides for the admission of out-of-jurisdiction lawyers pro hac vice in the courts of the District of Columbia. Rule 49(c)(7)(i) restricts any lawyer from applying for pro hac vice admission in the District of Columbia in more than five cases per calendar year, “except for exceptional cause shown to the court.” Applicants must complete and file an application and a sworn statement attesting under penalty of perjury to a variety of things, including that there are no disciplinary complaints pending against the lawyer for violation of the rules in the jurisdictions in which he or she is admitted, that the lawyer has not been suspended or disbarred for disciplinary reasons in any other court, that the lawyer is associating with a member of the D.C. Bar, and that the lawyer does not practice or hold him or herself out to practice in the District of Columbia. The lawyer must also acknowledge the power and jurisdiction of the D.C. courts over his or her professional conduct and agree to be bound by the District’s rules of professional conduct in the matter in which the lawyer is admitted to appear.

    Please visit this Page for the necessary forms and additional information.

     

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Pursuant to Rule 46(e), to practice without having to sit for the D.C. bar exam you must submit proof of good moral character as it relates to the practice of law, be a member of good standing of a bar of a court of general jurisdiction in any state or territory in the US for a period of five years immediately preceding the filing of the application or has been awarded a JD or LLB by an ABA approved law school at the time the degree was awarded or has been admitted to the practice of law in any state or territory of the United States upon the successful completion of a written bar examination and has received a scaled score of 133 or more on the Multistate Bar Examination which the state or territory deems to have been taken as a part of such examination, and have taken and passed the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination.

     

    CONTACT

    The District of Columbia Bar
    901 4th Street, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20001
    Phone: 202.737.4700
    Toll Free: 1.877.333.2227
    memberservices@dcbar.org

    Committee on Admissions

    Last Updated 22 March 2023.

  • Florida

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Fla. Bar R. Ch. 17 allows for special registration without examination for in-house counsel licensed in another U.S. jurisdiction, provided that activities are limited to counsel’s corporate employer. Counsel may not represent the employer in state courts without authorization.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULES

    Rule 4-5.5 and Comments

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Florida has several rules governing pro hac vice, they are:

    (1) Rule 2.510 of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration allows admission pro hac vice

    (2) Rules Regulating the Florida Bar Rule 1-3.11

    (3) Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure Rule 9.440.

     

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Florida does not have a provision that allows for admission on the motion.

     

    CONTACT

    The Florida Bar
    651 E. Jefferson Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
    Phone (850) 561-5600

    Last Updated 23 March 2023.

  • Georgia

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is not required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULES

    Rule 5.5 and Comments

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Pursuant to Rule 4.4 of the Uniform Superior Court Rules, applicants should serve a copy of their verified application to the Office of the General Counsel of the State Bar of Georgia. Applicants should deliver a copy of the application and the fee to:

    Office of the General Counsel
    State Bar of Georgia
    104 Marietta St. NW
    Suite 100
    Atlanta, Georgia 30303
    Attn: Kathy Jackson

    Please contact Kathy Jackson at 404-526-8603 or kathyj@gabar.org for additional information.

     

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Application for Admission on Motion without Examination requires two separate submissions. One must complete the Petition for Admission on Motion without Examination as well as the Application for Certification of Fitness to Practice Law. Both will be submitted through an online application system.

    Please visit this page for more information.

     

    CONTACT

    State Bar of Georgia
    Atlanta Office:
    104 Marietta St. NW, Suite 100
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    Phone (404) 527-8700
    (800) 334-6865

    Office of Bar Admissions
    Supreme Court of Georgia
    Office of Bar Admissions
    Nathan Deal Judicial Center
    330 Capitol Avenue, SE
    Suite L200
    Atlanta, GA 30334
    404-656-3490

    Last Updated on 23 March 2023.

  • Hawaii

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION RULE

    It appears that admission to the state bar is required to be in-house counsel in Hawai'i. 

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    See Comment 3 to Rule 5.5 for a limited exception.
     

    PRO HAC VICE

    See  HI Supreme Court Rule 1.9

     

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    No rule.

     

    CONTACT

    Hawaii State Bar Association
    Alakea Corporate Tower
    1100 Alakea Street, Suite 1000
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    (800) 537-1868

    Last Updated on 31 August 2023.

  • Idaho

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Idaho Bar Commission Rule 225. 

    See Idaho State Bar's House Counsel page.

     

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    Rule 5.5 in Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Idaho Bar Commission Rule 227

     

    RECIPROCAL ADMISSION

    Idaho Bar Commission Rule 206

    See the Reciprocal Admission page

     

    CONTACT

    Idaho State Bar
    Phone: 208-334-4500
    Email: isbwebsite@isb.idaho.gov

    Last Updated on 6 April 2023.

  • Illinois

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Illinois Supreme Court Rule 716

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    Illinois Supreme Court Rule 5.5
     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Illinois Supreme Court Rule 707
     

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705

     

    CONTACT

    Illinois State Bar
    Illinois Bar Center
    424 S. Second Street
    Springfield, IL 62701-1779
    217-525-1760
    800-252-8908

    Last Updated on 6 April 2023.

  • Indiana

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Indiana Rules for Admission to the Bar and the Discipline of Attorneys Rule 6, Section 2

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 5.5

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Indiana Rules for Admission to the Bar and the Discipline of Attorneys Rule 3, Section 2
     

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Indiana Rules for Admission to the Bar and the Discipline of Attorneys Rule 6

     

    CONTACT

    Indiana State Bar Association
    201 N. Illinois St., Suite 1225
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    317-639-5465
    800-266-2581

    Last Updated on 6 April 2023.

  • Iowa

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Iowa’s Rule 31.16, Registration of house counsel, governs in house counsel practice.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    Rule 32.5.5  in the Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Iowa’s pro hac vice admission is governed by Rule 31.14.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Rule 31.12

     

    CONTACT

    Iowa State Bar Association
    625 East Court Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    Phone (515) 243-3179

    Email: isba@iowabar.org

    Last Updated on 10 April 2023.

  • Kansas

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Kansas Supreme Court Rule 721 - Restricted License to Provide Legal Services for a Single Employer
     

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 5.5
     

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Kansas Supreme Court Rule 1.10

     

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Kansas Supreme Court Rule 719: Admission to the Bar by Reciprocity

    CONTACT

    Kansas Bar Association
    PO Box 751080
    Topeka, KS 66675-1080
    Phone 785-234-5696
    Fax 785-234-3813
    Email: info@ksbar.org

    Last Updated on 11 April 2023.

  • Kentucky

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    lKentucky Supreme Court Rule 2.111 Limited certificate of admission to practice law

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULES

    Kentucky Supreme Court Rule 3.130(5.5) Unauthorized practice of law; multijurisdictional practice of law

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Kentucky Supreme Court Rule 3.030 Membership, practice by nonmembers and classes of membership

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Kentucky Supreme Court Rule 2.110 Admission without examination

    CONTACT

    Kentucky Bar Association
    514 W Main St
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    Phone: (502) 564-3795
    Fax: (502) 564-3225

    Last Updated on 12 April 2023.

  • Louisiana

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XVII Section 14 governs limited admission for in-house counsel. The rule allows non-admitted lawyers who are employed by corporate or associational clients to receive a limited license to allow them to perform legal work for their employers. However, the rule does not allow in-house counsel to make appearances in court as lawyers.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULES

    Rule 5.5
     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Pro hac vice in Louisiana is governed by Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XVII Section 13.

     

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    There is currently no provision for admission without examination.

    CONTACT

    Louisiana State Bar Association
    601 St. Charles Avenue
    New Orleans, LA 70130-3404
    Phone (504) 566-1600
    (800) 421-LSBA (5722)

    Last updated: 23 March 2023.

  • Maine

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is not required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    Rule 5.5 and Comments

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Title 4 Section 802 of Maine Revised Statutes states:

    Attorneys who are practicing law in other states, territories or foreign countries may be admitted on motion to try cases in any of the courts of this State by those courts, but shall not be admitted to the general practice of law in this State without complying with section 805-A.

    Pursuant to Maine R. Civ. P. 89(b), on motion by a member in good standing of the Maine Bar, a visiting attorney may practice in a particular action if at all times they associate a member of the Maine Bar who signs all papers filed with the court.

     

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Maine Bar Admission Rule 11A only allows reciprocal admission for attorneys admitted in Vermont and New Hampshire or has actively practice law in other jurisdictions for at least 5 of the 7 years immediately preceding the date of application. 

    Maine Board of Bar Examiners Application Procedures

     

    CONTACT

    Maine State Bar Association
    124 State Street
    Augusta, ME 04330
    Phone (207) 622-7523
    Fax (207) 623-0083
    Email: info@mainebar.org

    Last updated 24 March 2023.

  • Maryland

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is not required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state.

    Pursuant to the Annotated Code of Maryland, Business Occupations and Profession Article, 10-206 (d), an individual who is employed by the corporation and is admitted to the Bar of any other state may give legal advice to that corporation in this State without being admitted to the Maryland Bar. Such a person is subject to disciplinary proceedings as the Maryland Rules provide and may not represent the corporation before a unit of the State government or of a political subdivision unless a court grants the individual a special admission per Section 10-215.

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    Rule 19-303.5 Unauthorized Practice of Law; Multijurisdictional Practice of Law (5.5)

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Maryland Annotated Code Section 10-215 of the Business Occupations and Professions Article allows special admission to practice law in a particular case.
    Also applicable are Rules 19-214, 19-215, and 19-216 of the Rules Governing Admission to the Bar.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Rules 19-212 and 19-213 of the Rules Governing Admission to the Bar allows for a special essay examination limited in scope to the Maryland Rules on practice and procedure in civil and criminal matters and the Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct if eligible. If you are not qualified to take the special limited examination, like recent law school graduates, you must take the General Bar examination.
    For more information please see the State Board of Law Examiners Page.

    CONTACT

    Maryland State Bar Association
    520 W. Fayette St
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    Phone(410) 685-7878

    Last Updated 12 April 2023.

  • Massachusetts

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Massachusetts in house practice is governed by Rule 5.5(d). Under Supreme Judicial Court Rule 4:02, Section (9), in house counsel are required to register with the board, make customary filings, and pay the annual registration fee.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULES

    Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct, Unauthorized Practice of Law; multijurisdictional practice of law Rule 5.5 with comments.

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Massachusetts General Laws, Section 46A of Chapter 221

    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:15 (Pro hac vice registration fee)

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Admission on Motion is governed by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:01, section 6.

    CONTACT

    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Resources for Attorneys and Bar Applicants

    John Adams Courthouse

    1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500

    Boston, MA 02108

    (617) 557-1000

    Massachusetts Bar Association
    20 West Street
    Boston, MA 02111
    Boston office (617) 338-0500
    Springfield office (413) 731-5134

    Last Updated 13 April 2023.

  • Michigan

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Rule 5(F) of the Rules for the Board of Law Examiners allows a special certificate of qualification to practice law without examination for attorneys “practicing law in an institutional setting,” provided counsel is licensed in good standing in another U.S. jurisdiction. The certificate terminates if counsel leaves the institution, but he or she may reapply for a new certificate if a new position is found with another Michigan employer.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULES

    Rule and Comments to Rule 5.5

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Michigan Supreme Court Rules Concerning the State Bar of Michigan Rule 15 Section 2 allows temporary permission to practice to foreign attorneys.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Pursuant to Michigan Compiled Laws Section 600.946, applicants must be licensed and in good standing to practice law in the high court of any U.S. state, territory, or district, have actively practiced or taught law as their principal occupation for the past three of five years immediately preceding application, and intend to maintain an office and actively practice in Michigan.

    CONTACT

    State Bar of Michigan
    Michael Franck Building
    306 Townsend Street
    Lansing, Michigan 48933-2083
    Phone (517) 346-6300
    (800) 968-1442

    Last Updated 19 May 2023

  • Minnesota

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    In-house counsel can be admitted without taking the Minnesota bar examination if they are licensed in another state, have practice law for three of the last five years, and if the practice was in Minnesota or in another jurisdiction. To be licensed house counsel temporarily refer to Rule 9 and for a permanent house counsel license refer to Rule 10.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULES

    Rule and Comments to Rule 5.5

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Minnesota Rules of Appellate Procedure Rule 143.05 and Minnesota General Rules of Practice for District Courts Rule 5.

    CONTACT

    Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners
    Minnesota Judicial Center
    25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 110
    St. Paul, MN 55155
    Phone: (651) 297-1857 Fax: (651) 297-1196
    Email: ble@mbcle.state.mn.us

     

     last updated 19 May 2023

  • Mississippi

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Mississippi amended Rule 5.5(d) as follows: "Any lawyer providing legal services in Mississippi pursuant to paragraph (d) must register with the Mississippi Bar and pay a registration fee annually to the Mississippi Bar. Such fees shall be equivalent to the enrollment fees paid by active members of the Mississippi Bar."

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULES

    Rules and Comments to Rule 5.5

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Mississippi pro hac vice is governed by Mississippi Code Section 73-3-39 and Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure Rule 46(b) and comments.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    The Rules Governing Admission to the Mississippi Bar to Admission is permitted without a special written exam for experienced attorneys. See Rule VI of the Rules Governing Admission to the Mississippi Bar.

    CONTACT

    The Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions
    Gartin Justice Building
    450 High Street, Suite 2027
    Jackson, MS 39201
    Phone (601) 576-4620 Fax (601) 576-4730

    Last Updated on 19 May 2023.
     

  • Missouri

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Missouri Rules Governing the Missouri Bar and Judiciary Rule 8.105 authorizes eligible and approved applicants to work as in-house counsel.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    Rule and Comments to Rule 4-5.5

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Pursuant to Missouri Rules Governing the Missouri Bar and the Judiciary Rule 9.03, an applicant can request authorization to participate in a particular case if eligible and once the applicant has filed his/her initial pleading with a receipt for the fee required by Rule 6.01.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    An applicant may be admitted to the Missouri Bar without examination per Rule 8.10 of the Rules Governing the Missouri Bar and the Judiciary.

    CONTACT

    Missouri Board of Law Examiners
    1700 Jefferson Street
    Jefferson City, Missouri 65109
    Phone (573) 751-9814
    Fax (573) 751-5335
    Email: mble@courts.mo.gov

    Last Updated on 19 May 2023.

  • Montana

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    In-house counsel are covered under Rule 5.5(e)(2).

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    Rule 5.5

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    2009 Amended Rules for Admission to the Bar of Montana

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    According to the State Bar Admissions page, the motion and the swearing-in process are under the authority of the Supreme Court and questions should be directed to the Office of the Montana Clerk of the Supreme Court at (406)444-3858. 

    CONTACT

    The State Bar of Montana  
    Street Address:
    33 S. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 1B
    P.O. Box 577
    Helena, MT 59624 
    Phone (406) 442-7660 Fax (406) 442-7763
    Email mailbox@montanabar.org 

    Last Updated 19 May 2023
     

  • Nebraska

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    In House counsel practice is governed by Rule 3-505.5(d)(1) and must register pursuant to Article 12, Rules 3-1201 to 3-1204.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 3-505.5

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Neb. Ct. R. § 3-122 allows pro hac vice admission to eligible attorneys who associate and appear with a resident attorney of Nebraska.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Nebraska Supreme Court Rules on Admission of Attorneys Neb. Ct. R. § 3-119 allows for admission on the motion if eligible, otherwise the applicant will be required to take a written examination.

    CONTACT

    Nebraska State Bar Commission of the Nebraska Supreme Court
    2413 State Capitol, P.O. Box 98910
    Lincoln, NE 68509
    Phone (402) 471-2834
    nsc.attyadmissions@nebraska.gov
     

    Last Updated on 24 May 2023.

  • Nevada

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Nevada Supreme Court Rule 49.10 governs the registration of in-house counsel.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    Nevada Rule 5.5

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Nevada Supreme Court Rule 42 allows pro hac vice admission to eligible attorneys who associate a member of the Nevada bar.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Nevada does not allow for admission on the motion however, Rule 5.5 (A) allows limited temporary work if the attorney registers with the State Bar of Nevada.

    CONTACT

    State Bar of Nevada
    Las Vegas Contact:
    3100 W. Charleston Blvd.
    Suite 100
    Las Vegas, NV 89104
    Phone (702) 382- 2200
    Fax (702) 385- 2878

    Reno Contact:
    9456 Double R Blvd., Suite B
    Reno, NV 89521
    Phone (775) 329-4100
    Fax (775) 329-0522

  • New Hampshire

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is not required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state.  

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    New Hampshire Rule 5.5

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Pro hac vice in New Hampshire is governed by New Hampshire Supreme Court Rule 33 and Superior Court Rule 19

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    New Hampshire allows for admission on the motion through Supreme Court Rule 42

    For further information and forms please see the New Hampshire Judicial Branch page on Admission on Motion.

    CONTACT

    The New Hampshire Bar Association
    2 Pillsbury Street
    Suite 300
    Concord, NH 03301
    Phone (603) 224-6942
    Fax (603) 224-2910
    Email: https://www.nhbar.org/contact-us/

    Last updated 26 May 2023

     

  • New Jersey

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    The Supreme Court has adopted Rule 1:27-2, which governs the mandatory limited licensing of in-house counsel who work in New Jersey and who are not already members of the Bar of this State. For further supplemental information on in-house counsel practice please see the Supplemental Administrative Determinations. In-house counsel forms, such as the change of employer form and applications are available at the New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners Home Page.

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    New Jersey Rule 5.5

    PRO HAC VICE

    Pro hac vice appearance is governed by Rule 1:21-2

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    1:24-4. Application for Admission by Motion

    For more information on requirements and the application procedure see the Admission on Motion page for the New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners

    CONTACT

    New Jersey Judiciary
    New Jersey State Bar Association
    One Constitution Square
    New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1520
    Phone (732) 249-5000
    Fax (732) 249-2815

    Last updated 26 May 2023

  • New Mexico

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state, on a limited license basis.  

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    New Mexico Rules Annotated Rule 15-308

    PRO HAC VICE

    New Mexico Rules Annotated Rule 24-106

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    New Mexico Rules Annotated Rule 15-107 

    CONTACT

    The State Bar of New Mexico
    Mailing Address:
    PO Box 92860
    Albuquerque, NM 87199

    Street Address:
    5121 Masthead NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87109
    Phone (505) 797-6000
    Fax (866) 767-7281
    Email: ContactUs@sbnm.org

    Last Updated 30 May 2023
     

  • New York

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    New York Court of Appeals Part 522 - Rules for the Registration of In-House Counsel 

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    New York State Bar Association New York Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 5.5

    PRO HAC VICE

    New York Court of Appeals Rule 520.11 

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    New York Court of Appeals Rule 520.10 

    CONTACT

    New York State Board of Law Examiners
    Corporate Plaza, Building 3
    254 Washington Avenue Extension
    Albany, NY  12203
    Phone (518) 453-5990  Fax (518) 452-5729

    Last updated 30 May 2023

     

  • North Carolina

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is not required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state.  

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 5.5 

    PRO HAC VICE

    North Carolina General Statutes 84-4.1 For further instructions on how to apply please and the relevant forms, please visit here.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    North Carolina Supreme Court Rules Governing Admission to Practice Law Section .0502

    CONTACT

    The North Carolina State Bar
    North Carolina State Bar
    217 East Edenton Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    Tel: (919) 828-4620

    Last Updated 31 May 2023

  • North Dakota

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    North Dakota Supreme Court Admission to Practice Rule 3 C. Registration.

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 5.5  

    PRO HAC VICE

    North Dakota Supreme Court Admission to Practice Rule 3 A. and B.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    North Dakota Supreme Court Rules Admission to Practice Rule 7.

    CONTACT

    State Board of Law Examiners
    Judicial Wing, 1st Floor
    600 E. Boulevard Ave.
    Bismarck, ND 58505
    Telephone: (701) 328-4201 Fax: (701) 328-4480

    barexaminers@ndcourts.gov

  • Ohio

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state. See Ohio Supreme Court Rules for the Gov't of the Bar, Rule VI Section 6 

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    Rules of Professional Conduct (includes Comments to Rule 5.5)

    PRO HAC VICE

    Supreme Court Rule 2.02. Pro Hac Vice Admission

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Ohio Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio Rule I Section 10

    CONTACT

    Attorney Registration, Supreme Court of Ohio
    65 South Front Street, 5th Floor
    Columbus, Ohio 43215
    Phone (614) 387-9320
    Fax (614) 387-9323
    Email: attyreg@sc.ohio.gov 

    Last Updated June 1, 2023

  • Oklahoma

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state. A Special Temporary Permit to practice law in Oklahoma is required, see Oklahoma Rules Governing Admission to the Practice of Law in the State of Oklahoma Rule 2.

     

    IN HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    Rule 5.5(d)(1).  Note that the rule is limited to jurisdictions that have reciprocity with the State of Oklahoma.

    PRO HAC VICE

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Article II Section 5 governs pro hac vice admission and requires an associated Oklahoma attorney to sign all documents and be present at all events presence of counsel is required.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    See Oklahoma Rules Governing Admission to the Practice of Law in the State of Oklahoma Rule 2.

    CONTACT

    Oklahoma Bar Association
    P.O. Box 53036
    1901 N. Lincoln Blvd.
    Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3036
    Phone (405) 416-7000
    Fax (405) 416-7001

    Last updated 1 June 2023

  • Oregon

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    This state requires registration of counsel not admitted in the state.  See Oregon’s Rule 16.05 Admission of House Counsel

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    (c) A lawyer admitted in another jurisdiction, and not disbarred or suspended from practice in any jurisdiction, may provide legal services on a temporary basis in this jurisdiction that: . . .  

    (5) are provided to the lawyer’s employer or its organizational affiliates and are not services for which the forum requires pro hac vice admission. See Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct

    PRO HAC VICE

    See UTCR 3.170.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    See Oregon State Bar’s Site on Reciprocity Admission.  

    CONTACT

    Oregon State Bar
    16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry RD
    Tigard, OR 97224
    Phone (503) 620-0222
    Toll-free in Oregon (800) 452-8260

    Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners
    5200 S. W. Meadows Road
    P. O. Box 1689
    Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035-0889

    Last Updated 1 June 2023

  • Pennsylvania

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Requires registration of counsel admitted in another state.  See PA Bar Rule 302.

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE 

    (d) A lawyer admitted in another United States jurisdiction, and not disbarred or suspended from practice in any jurisdiction, may, subject to the requirements of Pa.B.A.R. 302, provide legal services in this jurisdiction that:
    (1) are provided to the lawyer’s employer or its organizational affiliates and are not services for which the forum requires pro hac vice admission, except that this paragraph (d) does not authorize a lawyer who is not admitted in this jurisdiction and who is employed by the Commonwealth, any of its political subdivisions or any of their organizational affiliates to provide legal services in this jurisdiction; . . .

    Comments to Rule 5.5

    PRO HAC VICE

    PA Bar Rule 301 covers procedures for admission pro hac vice. See also Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 1012.1,

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    See Pennsylvania Bar Rule 204 and Applications

    CONTACT

    Pennsylvania Bar Association
    100 South Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Phone (800) 932-0311
    Email: info@pabar.org

    Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners
    601 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 3600
    P.O Box 62535
    Harrisburg, PA 17106-2535
    Phone (717) 231-3350

    Last Updated 1 June 2023

  • Rhode Island

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state.  See Rhode Island Supreme Court Rules Article II Rule 9(b).

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    (d) A lawyer admitted in another United States jurisdiction, and not disbarred or suspended from practice in any  jurisdiction, may provide legal services in this jurisdiction that:
    (1) are provided to the lawyer’s employer or its organizational affiliates and are not services for which the forum requires pro hac vice admission; . . . 

    RI Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct 

    PRO HAC VICE

    See Rhode Island Supreme Court Rules Article II Rule 9(a)

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    See Rhode Island Supreme Court Rules Article II Rule 2

    CONTACT

    The Rhode Island Bar Association
    41 Sharpe Dr.
    Cranston, RI 02920
    T: 401-421-5740
    F: 401-421-2703
    E: info@ribar.com

    Last Updated 1 June 2023
     

  • South Carolina

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state. See South Carolina Appellate Court Rule 405.

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE 

    (d) A lawyer admitted in another United States jurisdiction, and not disbarred or suspended from practice in any jurisdiction, may provide legal services in this jurisdiction that:
    (1) are provided to the lawyer’s employer or its organizational affiliates and are not services for which the forum requires pro hac vice admission; or . . . See Rule 5.5

    PRO HAC VICE

    See South Carolina Appellate Court Rule 404 and Rule 403.  

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    South Carolina does not permit admission on motion. However, some exceptions are made for law professors. For further information please contact:

    South Carolina Office of Bar Admissions
    Supreme Court Building
    1231 Gervais Street
    Columbia, SC 29201

    Mailing Address:
    Office of Bar Admissions
    Supreme Court of South Carolina
    P.O. Box 11330
    Columbia, SC 29211
    Phone (803) 734-1080

    CONTACT

    South Carolina Bar
    950 Taylor Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
    Phone (803) 799-6653
    Fax (803) 799-4118
    Email: scbar-info@scbar.org

    Last Updated 2 June 2023

  • South Dakota

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is not required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state. 

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    (d) A lawyer admitted in another United States jurisdiction, and not disbarred or suspended from practice in any jurisdiction or the equivalent thereof, or a person otherwise lawfully practicing as an in-house counsel under the laws of a foreign jurisdiction, may provide legal services through an office or other systematic and continuous presence in this jurisdiction that:

    (1)    Are provided to the lawyer's employer or its organizational affiliates, are not services for which the forum requires pro hac vice admission, and when performed by a foreign lawyer and requires advice on the law of this or another U.S. jurisdiction or of the United States, such advice shall be based upon the advice of a lawyer who is duly licensed and authorized by the jurisdiction to provide such advice; or . . . 

    (e) For purposes of paragraph (d):

    (1)    The foreign lawyer must be a member in good standing of a recognized legal profession in a foreign jurisdiction, the members of which are admitted to practice as lawyers or counselors at law or the equivalent, and subject to effective regulation and discipline by a duly constituted professional body or a public authority; or

    (2)    The person otherwise lawfully practicing as an in-house counsel under the laws of a foreign jurisdiction must be authorized to practice under this rule by, in the exercise of its discretion, the South Dakota Supreme Court.

    Rule 5.5 

    PRO HAC VICE

    See South Dakota Code Section 16-18-2.

     

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    See South Dakota Codified Laws 16-16-12.1.

    CONTACT

    State Bar of South Dakota
    111 W Capitol Ave. #1
    Pierre, SD 57501
    P: 605-224-7554
    F: 605-224-0282

    Disciplinary Board
    The State Bar of South Dakota
    111 W Capitol Ave. #1
    Pierre, SD 57501

    South Dakota Supreme Court
    500 East Capitol Avenue
    Piere, South Dakota 57501
    Phone (605) 773-3511
    Fax (605) 773-6128
    Supreme Court Clerks Contact

    Last Updated 2 June 2023.

  • Tennessee

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state.  See Tenn. Sup. Ct. Rule 7, Article X Special or Limited Practice § 10.01

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    (d) A lawyer admitted in another United States jurisdiction, and not disbarred or suspended from practice in any jurisdiction, may provide legal services through an office or other systematic and continuous presence in this jurisdiction that:

    (1) are provided to the lawyer's employer or its organizational affiliates and are not services for which the forum requires pro hac vice admission; or

    (2) are services that the lawyer is authorized to provide by federal law or other law or rule of this jurisdiction.

    (3) A lawyer providing legal services pursuant to paragraph (d)(1) is subject to registration pursuant to Tenn. Sup. Ct. R.7, § 10.01, and may be subject to other requirements, including assessments for client protection funds and mandatory continuing legal education. Failure to register in a timely manner may preclude the lawyer from later seeking admission in this jurisdiction.

    (e) A lawyer authorized to provide legal services in this jurisdiction pursuant to paragraph (d)(1) of this Rule may also provide pro bono legal services in this jurisdiction, provided that these services are offered through an established not-for-profit bar association, pro bono program or legal services program or through such organization(s) specifically authorized in this jurisdiction and provided that these are services for which the forum does not require pro hac vice admission.

    (f) A lawyer providing legal services in Tennessee pursuant to paragraph (c) or (d) shall advise the lawyer's client that the lawyer is not admitted to practice in Tennessee and shall obtain the client's informed consent to such representation.

    (g) A lawyer providing legal services in Tennessee pursuant to paragraph (c) or (d) shall be deemed to have submitted himself or herself to personal jurisdiction in Tennessee for claims arising out of the lawyer's actions in providing such services in this state.

    Rule 5.5 

    PRO HAC VICE

    See Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 19.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    See Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 7, Article I, Section 1.04 allows the waiver of examination pursuant to the requirements in Rule 7.  

    CONTACT

    Tennessee Bar Association
    3310 West End Ave. #590
    Nashville, TN 37203
    Phone: 615-383-7421
    Email: email@tnbar.org

    Last Updated 2 June 2023
     

  • Texas

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

    The State Bar of Texas has advised that in-house counsel cannot work in the state without being admitted in the state.  We have contacted the Texas Board of Bar Examiners for confirmation and will update once we have a response.   

    Under Rule 14, in-house counsel may be certified to practice for their employer (see §3(e)(2)) as a Foreign Legal Consultant if they are licensed in another state for three of the last 5 years (see §1(b)(1)(B)) .   

     

    UNAUTORIZED PRACTICE RULE

    A lawyer shall not:
    (a) practice law in a jurisdiction where doing so violates the regulation of the legal profession in that jurisdiction; or

    (b) assist a person who is not a member of the bar in the performance of activity that constitutes the unauthorized practice of law.

    Rule 5.05 and Comments

    Note that there is no exception for in-house counsel.

     

    PRO HAC VICE ADMISSION

    See Texas Supreme Court Rule XIX.

    For further information and application materials please see the Texas Board of Law Examiner’s Page on pro hac vice admission.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    See Texas Supreme Court Rule Governing Admission to the Bar Rule 13 and 14.

    CONTACT

    The State Bar of Texas
    Street Address:
    1414 Colorado
    Austin, Texas 78701
    Phone 512.427.1463
    (800) 204-2222
    Mailing Address:
    PO Box 12487
    Austin, TX 78711

    Texas Board of Law Examiners    

    Mailing Address:
    Board of Law Examiners
    PO Box 13486
    Austin, TX 78711
    Delivery Address:
    Board of Law Examiners
    205 West 14th Street, 5th Floor
    Austin, Texas 78701

    Last Updated on 20 September 2023

  • Utah

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state. See Rule 14-719 here.

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    5.5(d) A lawyer admitted in another United States jurisdiction and not disbarred or suspended from practice in any jurisdiction may provide legal services through an office or other systematic and continuous presence in this jurisdiction without admission to the Utah State Bar if:

    (d)(1) the services are provided to the lawyer’s employer or its organizational affiliates while the lawyer has a pending application for admission to the Utah State Bar and are not services for which the forum requires pro hac vice admission; . . . .

    Comments to Rule 5.5

    PRO HAC VICE

    See Utah Judicial Council Code of Judicial Administration, Rule 14-806.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Rule 14-705 allows admission by motion.

    CONTACT

    Utah State Bar
    645 South 200 East
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    Phone (801) 531-9044
    Fax (801) 531-0660

    Email: info@utahbar.org

    Office of Professional Conduct

    Last Updated 26 May 2023.

  • Vermont

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is not required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state. 

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    5.5(d) A lawyer admitted in another United States jurisdiction, and not disbarred or suspended from practice in any jurisdiction, may provide legal services in this jurisdiction that:

    (1) are provided to the lawyer’s employer or its organizational affiliates and are not services for which the forum requires pro hac vice admission; or . . . 

    Rule 5.5 and Comments

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    See Administrative Order No. 41 Section 16.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    See Rules 14 and 15 at RULES OF ADMISSION TO THE BAR OF THE VERMONT SUPREME COURT      

    CONTACT

    Vermont Bar Association
    PO Box 100
    Montpelier, VT 05601-0100
    Phone (802) 223-2020
    Fax (802) 223-1573

    The Board of Bar Examiners
    Office of Attorney Licensing
    Costello Courthouse
    32 Cherry St., Suite 213
    Burlington, VT 05401
    Phone: (802) 859-3000
    Fax: (802) 859-3003

    Last Updated 26 May 2023

  • Virginia

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state.  See Virginia Corporate Counsel Registration.  

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    See Rule 5.5 

    PRO HAC VICE

    Pro hac vice is governed by Rule 1A:4.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    For information, please see the Virginia Board of Bar Examiner’s site on Admission Without Examination.

    CONTACT

    Virginia State Bar
    1111 E. Main Street
    Suite 700
    Richmond, Virginia 23219-0026
    Phone (804) 775-0500

    Virginia Board of Bar Examiners
    2201 West Broad Street
    Suite 101
    Richmond, VA 23220
    Phone (804) 367-0412
    Fax (804) 367-0416

    Last Updated 26 May 2023.

  • Washington

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state.  See Admission to Practice Rule 8(f).

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    5.5 (d) A lawyer admitted in another United States jurisdiction, and not disbarred or suspended from practice in any jurisdiction, may provide legal services in this jurisdiction that:

       (1) are provided to the lawyer’s employer or its organizational affiliates and are

              (i) provided on a temporary basis and

             (ii) not services for which the forum requires pro hac vice admission; and,

    when performed by a foreign lawyer and requires advice on the law of this or another jurisdiction or of the United States, such advice shall be based on the advice of a lawyer who is duly licensed and authorized by the jurisdiction to provide such advice; or . . .

    (e)  For purposes of paragraph (d), the foreign lawyer must be a member in good standing of a recognized legal profession in a foreign jurisdiction, the members of which are admitted to practice as lawyers or counselors at law or the equivalent, and are subject to effective regulation and discipline by a  duly constituted professional body or a public authority.

    Rule 5.5 and Comments  

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Pro hac vice admission is governed by Admission to practice Rule 8(b) which requires a fee of $488 and association with a Washington lawyer.

    For further information please see the Washington State Bar Association’s Page on Pro hac vice admission. 

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Admission to Practice Rule 3(c)(1):

    For application and further information please see Washington State Bar Association’s page on Admission on Motion

    CONTACT

    Washington State Bar Association
    1325 4th Avenue
    Suite 600
    Seattle, WA 98101
    Phone (206) 443- WSBA (9722)
    Toll-free (800) 945-WSBA (9722)
    Email: questions@wsba.org

    Last Updated 26 May 2023
     

  • West Virginia

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is not required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state.  

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    5.5(d) A lawyer admitted in another United States jurisdiction or in a foreign jurisdiction, and not disbarred or suspended from practice in any jurisdiction or the equivalent thereof, may provide legal services through an office or other systematic and continuous presence in this jurisdiction that:

         (1) are provided to the lawyer’s employer or its organizational affiliates; are not services for which the forum requires pro hac vice admission; and, when performed by a foreign lawyer and requires advice on the law of this or another jurisdiction or of the United States, such advice shall be based upon the advice of a lawyer who is duly licensed and authorized by the jurisdiction to provide such advice; or

         (2) are services that the lawyer is authorized by federal or other law or rule to provide in this jurisdiction.

    (e) For purposes of paragraph (d), the foreign lawyer must be a member in good standing of a recognized legal profession in a foreign jurisdiction, the members of which are admitted to practice as lawyers or counselors at law or the equivalent, and are subject to effective regulation and discipline by a duly constituted professional body or a public authority.

    (f) Before providing any legal services set forth in paragraph (c) or (d) a lawyer must make an affirmative disclosure to the client that the lawyer is not admitted to practice in West Virginia.

    Rule 5.5 and Comments  

    PRO HAC VICE

    Rules for admission Pro Hac Vice are found on the West Virginia State Bar Pro Hac Vice page.    

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Rules are found on the West Virgina Supreme Court of Appeals Rules for Admission page at Practice of Law Rules 4.0- 4.5.

    CONTACT

    The West Virginia State Bar
    2000 Deitrick Blvd.
    Charleston, WV 25311
    Phone: 304-553-7220
    Toll Free: 866-989-8227

    West Virginia Court System Supreme Court of Appeals
    Contact Information

    Last Updated 26 May 2023.

  • Wisconsin

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state.  See the Wisconsin Court System's page on in-house registration.  

     

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE 

    20:5.5 (d) A lawyer admitted to practice in another United States jurisdiction or in a foreign jurisdiction, who is not disbarred or suspended from practice in any jurisdiction for disciplinary reasons or medical incapacity, may provide legal services through an office or other systematic and continuous presence in this jurisdiction that: 

         (1) are provided to the lawyer's employer or its organizational affiliates after compliance with SCR 10.03 (4) (f), and are not services for which the forum requires pro hac vice admission; or 

         (2) are services that the lawyer is authorized to provide by federal law or other law or other rule of this jurisdiction. 

    See SCR 20:5.5  and comments.  

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Wisconsin allows pro hac vice admission.  See the Wisconsin Court System's page on pro hac vice admission.

    Some Circuit Courts in Wisconsin have their own pro hac vice rules.

     

     

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Admission on motion is allowed.  See Rule 40.05 

    For further information and forms please see the Wisconsin Court System’s Page on Admission

     

     

    CONTACT

    Wisconsin Court System

    State Bar of Wisconsin
    5302 Eastpark Blvd.
    Madison, WI 53718-2101
    Phone (608) 257-3838
    (800) 728-7788
    Fax (608) 250-6020
    Email: service@wisbar.org

    Mailing Address:
    PO Box 7158
    Madison, WI 53707
    Ethics Hotline
    (800) 444-9404 ext. 6168
    (608) 250-6168

    Board of Bar Examiners  
    110 East Main Street, Suite 715
    P.O. Box 2748
    Madison, WI 53701-2748
    Phone (608) 266-9760
    Fax (608) 266-1196
    Email: bbe@wicourts.gov

    Last Updated 26 May 2023.

  • Wyoming

    IN-HOUSE REGISTRATION

    Registration is not required for in-house counsel not admitted in-state. 

     

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL RULE

    5.5 (d) A lawyer admitted in another United States jurisdiction, and not disbarred or suspended from practice in any jurisdiction or the equivalent of, may provide legal services in this jurisdiction that:

    1. are provided to the lawyer’s employer or its organizational affiliates and are not services for which the forum requires pro hac vice admission; or
    2. are services that the lawyer is authorized by federal law, tribal law or other law or rule to provide in this jurisdiction.

    Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct and Comments

     

    PRO HAC VICE

    Pro hac vice admission is permitted.  For information and application instructions see Wyoming State Bar’s Page on Pro hac vice.

    ADMISSION ON MOTION

    Admission on motion is permitted.  Click for more information.

    CONTACT

    Wyoming Judicial Branch

    Wyoming State Bar
    4124 Laramie Street
    PO Box 109
    Cheyenne, WY 82001
    Phone (307) 632-9061
    Fax (307) 632-3737

    Last Updated 26 May 2023.

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