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In-House Interrogatory

Asked: Our weekly question to the In-House community

The pro bono work of general counsels is under debate in Arizona.

The state’s supreme court is considering a law that limits the pro bono work in-house counsel can do in the state. General counsels can perform legal work in Arizona even if they are not licensed in the state, but state laws restrict corporate attorneys from representing third parties in pro bono cases. In order to do so, they have to go through another certification process.

The Association of Corporate Counsel is urging the court to change the rules and the petition by the state’s bar association is pending in court.

So here’s our question for you:

Do you think general counsels registered but not licensed in a state should be able to do pro bono work in that state without restrictions?

Leave a comment below or email me.

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