In-House Counsel Registration

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

In accordance with Rule 38(a), Ariz. R. Sup. Ct., in-house counsel employed in Arizona are required to register with the State Bar within 90 days of commencement of their employment. See complete rule at:

In-house counsel registration is for those lawyers not admitted to practice in Arizona, but who are employed in the state as in-house counsel for a for-profit or non-profit corporation conducting activities within the state and located within the physical boundaries of the state. It is not intended to apply to those individuals employed in such a capacity whose physical presence in the state is temporary or sporadic.

Registrants must hold a juris doctor degree from an ABA-approved law school, be in good standing in another
jurisdiction(s) and employed by a corporation in Arizona in the capacity of in-house counsel or a related position.

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.

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

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