Bar Rules

Rule 1-203. Practice by Active Members; Nonresidents

Organization of the State Bar & Admissions / Part I - Creation & Organization / CHAPTER 2 MEMBERSHIP / Rule 1-203. Practice by Active Members; Nonresidents

No person shall practice law in this State unless such person is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia in good standing; except as provided below:

  1. A person who is not a member of the State Bar of Georgia, but who is licensed to practice in a state or states other than Georgia, and is in good standing in all states in which such person is licensed, may be permitted to appear in the courts of this state in isolated cases in the discretion of the judge of such court; or
  2. A person who is not a member of the State Bar of Georgia, but who is licensed to practice in a state or states other than Georgia, and is in good standing in all states in which such person is licensed, may be permitted to appear in the courts of this state if such person:
    1. is enrolled in a full time graduate degree program at an accredited law school in this state; and
    2. is under the supervision of a resident attorney; and
    3. limits his or her practice to the appearance in the courts of this state to the extent necessary to carry out the responsibilities of such graduate degree program.
  3. A person who is admitted to the Bar as a foreign law consultant pursuant to Part E of the Rules Governing the Admission to the Practice of Law as adopted by the Supreme Court of Georgia, Ga. Ct. & Bar Rules, p. 12-1 et seq., may render legal services in the state of Georgia solely with respect to the laws of the foreign country (i.e., a country other than the United States of America, its possessions and territories) where such person is admitted to practice, to the extent provided by and in strict compliance with the provisions of Part D of the Rules Governing Admission to Practice, but shall not otherwise render legal services in this State.
  4. Persons who are authorized to practice law in this State are hereby authorized to practice law as sole proprietorships or as partners, shareholders, or members of:
    1. partnerships under O.C.G.A. § 14-8-1 et. seq.; or
    2. limited liability partnerships under O.C.G.A. § 14-8-1 et. seq.; or
    3. professional corporations under O.C.G.A. § 14-7-1 et. seq.; or
    4. professional associations under O.C.G.A. § 14-10-1 et. seq.; or
    5. limited liability companies under O.C.G.A. § 14-11-100 et. seq.

 



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