Lawyers Who Serve as In-House Counsel Must Register with the State Bar of Arizona

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 the complete rule for eligibility requirements for Rule 38.

Application to the State Bar of Arizona is required. Download the form and mail it, along with a check for the application fee, to:

State Bar of Arizona
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266