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Mandatory Licensing of In-House Counsel

Pursuant to Rule 1:27-2

            The Supreme Court has adopted Rule 1:27-2, which governs the mandatory limited licensing of in-house counsel who either work in New Jersey or who do New Jersey-related legal work in another United States jurisdiction.  The limited licensing of in-house counsel applies only to those attorneys who are not already members of the Bar of this State. 

Notice to the Bar - March 2007


Amendments to Supreme Court Supplemental Administrative Determinations Regarding In-House Counsel Licensure Pursuant to Rule 1:27-2

The Supreme Court has approved the following amendments to its Supplemental Administrative Determinations regarding in-house counsel licensure.  This action follows the Court’s consideration of an administrative recommendation by the Professional Responsibility Rules Committee concerning pro bono activities, and requests from an in-house counsel organization and attorney to temporarily relax certain requirements relating to termination of employment in light of the economic climate.  The complete text of the Supplemental Administrative Determinations, as amended, is posted here.