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Bar Membership and Out-of-State Attorney Pro Bono Practice Rules

In general, attorneys must be licensed in the jurisdiction where they do pro bono work. However, the following jurisdictions allow attorneys licensed elsewhere in the United States to do pro bono work. For more information about compliance with these out-of-state practice rules, please contact Laura Klein at

Here are links to the applicable rules:

DC Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(9)(A)

Illinois Rules Governing the Legal Profession and Judiciary - Rule 756(k)

Colorado Court Rules Governing Admission to the Bar Rule 204.6

Maryland Rules of Procedure, Rules Governing Admission to the Bar of Maryland, Rule 19-218

Texas New Opportunities Volunteer Attorneys Pro Bono Program

New Jersey - Rules Governing the Courts of the State of New Jersey, Rule 1:21-3(c)

Arizona Supreme Court Rule 38(d)(2)(B)(ii) - Certifications and Limited Admissions to Practice Law

Updated September 6, 2022