|In the matter of the adoption of the amendments to APR 8(f), APR 8(a) and APR 14(e)||)
Now, therefore, it is hereby
(a) That the amendments as attached hereto are adopted.
(b) That pursuant to the emergency provisions of GR 9 (j)(1), the amendments will be published expeditiously and become effective upon publication.
DATED at Olympia, Washington this 7th day of December, 2006.
| Alexander, C. J.
| C. Johnson, J.
|| Chambers, J.
| Madsen, J.
|| Owens, J.
| Sanders, J.
|| Fairhurst, J.
| Bridge, J.
|| J. M. Johnson, J.
(b) Exception for Particular Action or Proceeding. [Unchanged.]
(c) Exception for Indigent Representation. [Unchanged.]
(d) Exception for Educational Purposes. [Unchanged.]
(e) Exception for Emeritus Membership. [Unchanged.]
(f) Exception for Foreign House Counsel. A lawyer admitted to the practice of law in a jurisdiction other than a United States jurisdiction may apply to the Board of Governors for a limited license to practice law as in-house counsel in this state when the lawyer is employed in Washington as a lawyer exclusively for a profit or not for profit corporation, including its subsidiaries and affiliates, association, or other business entity, that is not a government entity, and whose lawful business consists of activities other than the practice of law or the provision of legal services. The lawyer shall apply by (i) filing an application in the form and manner that may be prescribed by the Board of Governors, (ii) presenting satisfactory proof or (I) admission by examination to the practice of law and current good standing in a jurisdiction other than a United States jurisdiction and (II) good moral character, (iii) filing an affidavit from an officer, director, or general counsel of the applicant's employer in this state attesting to the fact the applicant is employed as a lawyer for the employer, including its subsidiaries and affiliates, and the nature of the employment conforms to the requirements of this rule, (iv) paying the application fees required of foreign lawyer applicants for admission under APR 3, and (v) furnishing whatever additional information or proof that may be required in the course of investigation the applicant.
(1) Upon approval of the application by the Board of Governors, the lawyer shall take the Oath of Attorney, pay the current year's annual membership fee and the Board of Governors shall transmit its recommendation to the Supreme Court which may enter an order admitting the lawyer to the limited practice of law under this section.
Subject to the exceptions contained in the following
sentence pertaining to pro bono client representation, t The
practice of a lawyer admitted under this section shall be
limited to practice exclusively for the employer, including
its subsidiaries and affiliates, furnishing the affidavit
required by the rule and shall not include (i) appearing
before a court or tribunal as a person admitted to practice
law in this state, and (ii) offering legal services or advice
to the public; or (iii) holding oneself out to be so engaged
(3) - (7) [Unchanged.]
ADMISSION TO PRACTICE RULES (APR)
APR 8. SPECIAL ADMISSIONS
(b) Exception for Particular Action or Proceeding. [No change].
(c) Exception for Indigent Representation. [No change].
(d) Exception for Educational Purposes. [No change].
(e) Exception for Emeritus Membership. [No change].
(f) Exception for Foreign House Counsel. [No change].
(g) Exception for Military Lawyers. [No change].
ADMISSION TO PRACTICE RULES (APR)
APR 14. LIMITED PRACTICE RULE FOR FOREIGN
(b) Qualifications. [No change.]
(c) Procedure. [No change.]
(d) Scope of Practice. [No change.]
Disciplinary Regulatory Provisions. A Foreign Law
Consultant shall be subject to the Rules for Enforcement of
Lawyer Conduct and the Rules of Professional Conduct as
adopted by the Supreme Court and to all other laws and rules
governing lawyers admitted to the Bar of this state, except
for the requirements of APR 11 relating to continuing legal
education. Jurisdiction shall continue whether or not the
Consultant retains the authority for the limited practice of
law in this state, and regardless of the residence of the
(f) Continuing Requirements. [No change.]
(g) Termination of License. [No change.]
(h) Reciprocity. [No change.]
Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
Reviser's note: The typographical errors in the above material occurred in the copy filed by the State Supreme Court and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.