Rules 707, 718(e) and 756(a)
June 18, 2013, eff. July 1, 2013)
Rule 707: Amended inits Entirety
Rule 707. Permission for an Out-of-State Attorney to Provide Legal Services in Proceedings in Illinois
(a) Permission to Provide Legal Services in a Proceeding in Illinois. Upon filing pursuant to this rule of a verified Statement by an eligible out-of-state attorney and the filing of an appearance of an active status Illinois attorney associated with the attorney in the proceeding, the out-of-state attorney is permitted to appear as counsel and provide legal services in the proceeding without order of the tribunal. The permission is subject to termination pursuant to this rule.
(b) Eligible Out-of-State Attorney. An out-of-state attorney is eligible for permission to appear under this rule if the attorney:
(1) is admitted to practice law without limitation and is authorized to practice law in another state, territory, or commonwealth of the United States, in the District of Columbia, or in a foreign country and is not prohibited from practice in any jurisdiction or any other jurisdiction by reason of discipline, resignation with charges pending, or permanent retirement;
(2) on or after January 1, 2014, has not entered an appearance in more than five other proceedings under the provisions of this rule in the calendar year in which the Statement is filed;
(3) has not been enjoined or otherwise prohibited from obtaining permission under this rule; and
(4) has not been admitted to the practice of law in Illinois by unlimited or conditional admission. The admission of an attorney as a house counsel pursuant to Rule 716, as a legal services program lawyer pursuant to Rule 717, or as a foreign legal counsel pursuant to Rules 712 and 713 does not preclude that attorney from obtaining permission to provide legal services under this rule.
(c) Proceedings Requiring Permission. The following proceedings require permission under this rule:
(1) a case before a court of the State of Illinois;
(2) a court-annexed alternative dispute resolution proceeding; and
(3) a case before an agency or administrative tribunal of the State of Illinois or of a unit of local government in Illinois, if the representation by the out-of-state attorney constitutes the practice of law in Illinois or the agency or tribunal requires that a representative be an attorney.
The appeal or review of a proceeding before a different tribunal is a separate proceeding for purposes of this rule.
(d) Statement. The out-of-state attorney shall include the following information in the Statement and shall serve the Statement upon the Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, the Illinois counsel with whom the attorney is associated in the proceeding, the attorney’s client, and all parties to the proceeding entitled to notice:
(1) the attorney’s full name, all addresses of offices from which the attorney practices law and related email addresses and telephone numbers;
(2) the name of the party or parties that the attorney represents in the proceeding;
(3) a listing of all proceedings in which the attorney has filed an appearance pursuant to this rule in the calendar year in which the Statement is filed and the ARDC registration number of the attorney, if assigned previously;
(4) a listing of all jurisdictions in which the attorney has been admitted and the full name under which the attorney has been admitted and the license or bar number in each such jurisdiction, together with a letter or certificate of good standing from each such jurisdiction, except for federal courts and agencies of the United States;
(5) a statement describing any office or other presence of the attorney for the practice of law in Illinois;
(6) a statement that the attorney submits to the disciplinary authority of the Supreme Court of Illinois;
(7) a statement that the attorney has undertaken to become familiar with and to comply, as if admitted to practice in Illinois, with the rules of the Supreme Court of Illinois, including the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct and the Supreme Court Rules on Admission and Discipline of Attorneys, and other Illinois law and practices that pertain to the proceeding;
(8) the full name, business address and ARDC number of the Illinois attorney with whom the attorney has associated in the matter; and
(9) a certificate of service of the Statement upon all entitled to service under this rule.
(e) Additional Disclosures. The out-of-state attorney shall advise the Administrator of new or additional information related to items 4, 5 and 8 of the Statement, shall report a criminal conviction or discipline as required by Supreme Court Rule 761 and Rule 8.3(d) of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, respectively, and shall report the conclusion of the attorney’s practice in the proceeding. The attorney shall make these disclosures in writing to the Administrator within 30 days of when the information becomes known to the attorney. The out-of-state attorney shall provide waivers upon request of the Administrator to authorize bar admission or disciplinary authorities to disclose information to the Administrator.
(f) Fee per Proceeding. At the time of serving the Statement upon the Administrator, the out-of-state attorney shall submit to the Administrator a nonrefundable fee in the amount of $250 per proceeding, except that no fee shall be due from an attorney appointed to represent an indigent defendant in a criminal or civil case, from an attorney employed by or associated with a nonprofit legal service organization in a civil case involving the client of such a program, from an attorney providing legal services pursuant to Rule 718, or from an attorney employed by the United States Department of Justice and representing the United States. Fees shall be deposited in the disciplinary fund maintained pursuant to Rule 751(e)(6). The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission shall retain $75 of each fee received under this section to fund its expenses to administer this rule. The $175 balance of each such fee shall be remitted to the Court’s Access to Justice Commission and used at the Court’s discretion to provide funding for the work of the Commission on Access to Justice and related Court programs that improve access to justice for low-income and disadvantaged Illinois residents, as well as to provide funding to the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois for distribution to legal aid organizations serving the State.
(g) Administrator’s Review of Statement. The Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission shall conduct an inquiry into the Statement. It shall be the duty of the out-of-state attorney and Illinois attorneys to respond expeditiously to requests for information from the Administrator related to an inquiry under this section.
(h) Registration Requirement. An out-of-state attorney who appears in a proceeding pursuant to this rule shall register with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission and pay the registration fee required by Rule 756 for each year in which the attorney has any appearance of record pursuant to this rule. The attorney shall register within 30 days of the filing of a Statement pursuant to this rule if the attorney is not yet registered.
(i) Duration of Permission to Practice. The permission to practice law shall extend throughout the out-of-state attorney’s practice in the proceeding unless earlier terminated. The Supreme Court, the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court for the circuit in which a proceeding is pending, or the court in which a proceeding is pending may terminate the permission to practice upon its own motion or upon motion of the Administrator if it determines that grounds exist for termination. Grounds may include, but are not limited to:
(1) the failure of the out-of-state attorney to have or maintain qualifications required under this rule;
(2) the conduct of the attorney inconsistent with Rule 5.5 or other rules of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, the Supreme Court Rules on Admission and Discipline of Attorneys or other rules of the Supreme Court, or other Illinois law and practices that pertain to the proceeding;
(3) the conduct of the attorney in the proceeding;
(4) the absence of an Illinois attorney who is associated with the out-of-state lawyer as counsel, who has an appearance of record in the proceeding, and who participates actively in the proceeding pursuant to Rule 5.5(c)(1) of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct;
(5) inaccuracies or omissions in the Statement;
(6) the failure of the attorney or the associated Illinois lawyer to comply with requests of the Administrator for information; or
(7) the failure of the attorney to pay the per-proceeding fee under this rule or to comply with registration requirements under Rule 756.
(j) Disciplinary Authority. The out-of-state attorney shall be subject to the disciplinary and unauthorized practice of law authority of the Supreme Court. The Administrator may institute disciplinary or unauthorized practice of law investigations and proceedings related to the out-of-state attorney. The Administrator may seek interim relief in the Supreme Court pursuant to the procedure set forth in Rule 774. The Administrator may also refer matters to the disciplinary authority of any other jurisdiction in which the attorney may be licensed.
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Rule 718. Provision of Legal Services Following Determination of Major Disaster
Court appearances Legal services in proceedings in Illinois. The authority granted by this rule does not include appearances in court except permits the provision of legal services in proceedings within Illinois only as follows:
pursuant to that court’s pro hac vice admission rule and, if such authority is granted, any fees for such admission shall be waived by permission under Rule 707; or
(2) if this Court, in any determination made under paragraph (a), grants blanket permission to
appear provide legal services in all or designated courts of proceedings in this jurisdiction to lawyers providing legal services pursuant to paragraph (b). If such an authorization is included, any pro hac vice admission fees shall be waived.
Rule 756(a) and (a)(1)
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Rule 756. Registration and Fees
(a) Annual Registration Required. Except as hereinafter provided, every attorney admitted to practice law in this state shall register and pay an annual registration fee to the Commission on or before the first day of January. Every out-of-state attorney permitted to appear and provide legal services in a proceeding pursuant to Rule 707 shall register for each year in which the attorney has such an appearance of record in one or more proceedings. Except as provided below, all fees and penalties shall be retained as a part of the disciplinary fund. The following schedule shall apply beginning with registration for 2013 and until further order of the court:
(1) No registration fee is required of an attorney admitted to the bar less than one year before the first day of January for which the registration fee is due; an attorney admitted to the bar for more than one year but less than three years before the first day of January for which the registration fee is due shall pay an annual registration fee of $121; an out-of-state attorney permitted to appear and provide legal services pursuant to Rule 707 shall pay a registration fee of $121 for each year in which the attorney’s appearance is of record in one or more such proceedings if a per-proceeding fee is required in any such proceeding under Rule 707(f); an attorney admitted to the bar for more than three years before the first day of January for which the registration fee is due shall pay an annual registration fee of $342, out of which $7 shall be remitted to the Lawyers’ Assistance Program Fund, $95 shall be remitted to the Lawyers Trust Fund, $15 shall be remitted to the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, and $25 shall be remitted to the Client Protection Program Trust Fund. For purposes of this rule, the time shall be computed from the date of the attorney’s initial admission to practice in any jurisdiction in the United States.