OUT OF STATE ATTORNEYS PRACTICING LAW IN CALIFORNIA
Lateral Partner Transfers
Have you been asked to explain what you've been doing in California while taking the bar exam and applying for admission? Have you looked at your listing on the law firm’s web page? Don't go pro per. Call us.
If you are a lateral transfer, there are certain disclaimers that should be on your law firm's website, along with your stationery, to avoid this trap.
Registered In-House Counsel
If you work for one employer as in-house counsel, you can register in California. However, you will have to go through the entire moral character process.
Pro Hac Vice
In California, the rules are different for the out of state attorney representing a client in an arbitration, versus pro hac vice in local litigation, vs auxiliary work on a pending out of state matter.