Supreme Court of California Approves In-house Counsel Amendments

ACC Position: 

In late February, the Supreme Court of California approved amendments expanding the ability of registered in-house counsel to participate in pro-bono activities without separately registering as a legal services attorney. Additionally, the Court approved an amendment removing the requirement for registered in-house counsel to use the title “Registered In-house Counsel” and no other in their official organization title. ACC and its four California chapters had previously submitted comments on the proposed amendments. ACC applauds the State Bar for its efforts in removing unnecessary restrictions on the practice of in-house counsel.