Section 5. List of Active Members.
As soon as practical after July 1 of each year, the State Bar shall furnish a copy of the membership directory to the clerks of every court of record in the State. On or before November 1, the State Bar shall furnish to the clerks of every court of record in the State a list of members of all membership categories, who are for any reason not in good standing with the State Bar. No later than six months after November 1 of each year, the State Bar shall update the list of members who are not in good standing and furnish the list to the clerks of the courts of records. A lawyer not in good standing shall be prohibited from appearing as counsel in any court, filing papers therein, or otherwise practicing law, unless and until that lawyer has a certificate from the Executive Director of the State Bar stating that he or she has become an active member in good standing. The list of all registered lawyers in good standing within the State shall be filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Court and with the Clerk of the Court of Appeals and the clerks of the various federal courts in Georgia.
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