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strikingand new text shown by underlining ): RULE 3. ADMISSION OF ATTORNEYS
Section 1. Admission of Attorneys.
The Supreme Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction to admit attorneys to practice in Indiana. Admission by the Court shall entitle attorneys to practice in any of the courts of this state.
A member of the Bar of another state or territory of the United States, or District of
Columbia, may appear, in the trial court's sole discretion, in Indiana trial courts in any particular
proceeding for a temporary period so long as said attorney appears with local Indiana counsel after
petitioning the trial court for the courtesy and disclosing in said petition all pending causes in Indiana
in which said attorney has been permitted to appear. Local counsel shall sign all briefs, papers and
pleadings in such cause and shall be jointly responsible therefor.
In the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, only members of the bar of this state may appear
and represent parties before said court; provided, however, that any member of the bar of another
state in good standing may appear with a member of the bar of this state by special permission of such
court in such proceeding, but all pleadings, briefs and other papers must be signed by a member of
the bar of this state, and such member of the bar shall be responsible for such papers and all
statements therein, as well as the receipt of any transcript or other papers or files of the court.
Section 2. Limited Admission on Petition.
(a) Requirements for Limited Admission on Petition.
A member of the bar of another state or territory of the United States, or the District of
Columbia, may appear in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the Tax Court, or the trial courts
of this state in any particular proceeding, if the court before which the attorney wishes to appear
determines that there is good cause for such appearance and each of the following conditions is met:
(1) A member of the bar of this state has appeared and agreed to act as co-counsel.
(2) The attorney is not a resident of the state of Indiana, regularly employed in the
state of Indiana, or regularly engaged in business or professional activities in the state of
(3) The attorney files a verified petition stating:
(i) The attorney's residential address, office address, and the name and
address of the attorney's law firm or employer, if applicable;
(ii) The states or territories in which the attorney has ever been licensed to practice law, including the dates of admission to practice and any attorney registration numbers;
(iii) That the attorney is currently a member in good standing in all
jurisdictions listed in (ii);
iv) That the attorney has never been suspended, disbarred or resigned as a result of a disciplinary charge, investigation, or proceeding from the practice of law in any jurisdiction; or, if the attorney has been suspended, disbarred or resigned from the practice of law, the petition shall specify the jurisdiction, the charges, the address of the court and disciplinary authority which imposed the sanction, and the reasons why the court should grant limited admission not withstanding prior acts of misconduct;
(v) That no disciplinary proceeding is presently pending against the attorney in any jurisdiction; or, if any proceeding is pending, the petition shall specify the jurisdiction, the charges and the address of the disciplinary authority investigating the charges. An attorney admitted under this rule shall have the continuing obligation during the period of such admission promptly to advise the court of a disposition made of pending charges or the institution of new disciplinary proceedings;
(vi) A list of all proceedings, including caption and cause number, in which the attorney, or any member of a firm with which the attorney is currently affiliated,
has appeared in any of the courts of this state during the last five years. Absent
special circumstances, repeated appearances by any person or by members of a single
law firm pursuant to this rule shall be cause for denial of the petition;
(vii) A demonstration that good cause exists for the appearance. Good cause shall include at least one of the following:
(a) the cause in which the attorney seeks admission involves a complex field of law in which the attorney is a specialist, or
(b) there has been an attorney-client relationship with the client for an extended period of time, or
(c) there is a lack of local counsel with adequate expertise in the field involved, or
(d) the cause presents questions of law involving the law of the foreign jurisdiction in which the applicant is licensed, or
(e) such other reason similar to those set forth in this subsection as would present good cause for the pro hac vice admission.
(viii) A statement that the attorney has read and will be bound by the Rules
of Professional Conduct adopted by the Supreme Court, and that the attorney
consents to the jurisdiction of the State of Indiana, the Indiana Supreme Court, and
the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission to resolve any disciplinary
matter that might arise as a result of the representation.
(ix) A statement that the attorney will file a Notice of Pro Hac Vice Admission with the clerk of this court in compliance with Section (b) of this rule within thirty (30) days after the court grants permission to appear in the proceeding.
(b) Notice of Pro Hac Vice Status.
All attorneys admitted pro hac vice under the provisions of Section 2(a) shall file a Notice
with the clerk of this court within thirty (30) days after a court grants permission to appear in the
proceeding. Failure to file the notice within the time specified will result in automatic exclusion from
practice within this state. The notice shall include the following:
(1) A current statement of good standing issued to the attorney by the highest court
in each jurisdiction in which the attorney is admitted to practice law;
(2) A copy of the verified petition requesting permission to appear in the court
proceedings, along with the court order granting permission;
(3) A list of all grievances, petitions, or complaints filed against the attorney with any
disciplinary authority of any jurisdiction, with the determination thereon.
(c) Registration Fee for Attorney Admitted Pro Hac Vice.
The attorney shall pay, during the pendency of the proceedings, the annual registration fee
required of members of the bar of this state as set out in Admission and Discipline Rule 23, Section
(d) Responsibilities of Attorneys.
Members of the bar of this state serving as co-counsel under this rule shall sign all briefs,
papers and pleadings in the cause and shall be jointly responsible therefor. The signature of co-
counsel constitutes a certificate that, to the best of co-counsel's knowledge, information and belief,
there is good ground to support the signed document and that it is not interposed for delay or any
other improper reason.
(a) Every attorney and every judge of a city, town or Marion County small claims court, who
is not licensed as an attorney, shall complete no less than six (6) hours of approved continuing legal
education each year and shall complete no less than thirty-six (36) hours of approved continuing legal
education each Educational Period. At least three (3) hours of approved continuing legal education
in professional responsibility shall be included within the hours of continuing legal education required
during each three (3) year Educational Period. Such hours may be integrated as part of a substantive
program or as a free standing program. All credits for a single educational activity will be applied
in one (1) calendar year. No more than twelve (12) hours of the Educational Period requirement shall
be filled by Non Legal Subject Matter Courses.
(b) Attorneys admitted to the Indiana Bar before December 31 ,1998, on the basis of successfully passing the Indiana Bar examination, shall have a grace period of three (3) years commencing on January 1 of the year of admission and then shall commence meeting the minimum yearly and Educational Period requirements thereafter. Attorneys admitted after December 31, 1998, shall commence meeting the yearly and Educational Period requirements starting on January 1 after the year of their admission by completing programs designated by the Commission as appropriate for new lawyers.
(c) Attorneys admitted on foreign license or attorneys who terminate their inactive status shall have no grace period. Their first three year Educational Period shall commence on January 1 of the year of admission or termination of inactive status.
These amendments shall be effective January 1, 1999.
The Clerk of this Court is ORDERED to forward a copy of this order to the Clerk of each Circuit Court in the State of Indiana; Attorney General of Indiana; Legislative Services Agency and its Office of Code Revision; Administrator, Supreme Court of Indiana; Administrator, Indiana Court of Appeals; Administrator, Indiana Tax Court; Public Defender of Indiana; Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission; Indiana Supreme Court Commission for Continuing Legal Education; Indiana Board of Law Examiners; Indiana Judicial Center; Division of State Court Administration; the libraries of all law schools in the state; The Michie Company; and West Publishing Company.
West Publishing Company is directed to publish this order in the advance sheets of this Court.
The Clerks of the Circuit Courts are ORDERED to bring this order to the attention of all judges within their respective counties and to post this order for examination by the Bar and general public.
DONE at Indianapolis, Indiana, this _____ day of December, 1998.
FOR THE COURT
Acting Chief Justice of Indiana
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