Rule 5.5 MJP/UPL Current

A lawyer shall not:

(a) practice law in a jurisdiction where doing so violates the regulation of the legal profession in that jurisdiction; or

(b) assist a person who is not a member of the bar in the performance of activity that constitutes the unauthorized practice of law.

Comments to Rule 5.5

In-House Counsel Rule

Mississippi does not have an exception for in-house counsel acting without bar admission.

Pro Hac Vice

Mississippi pro hac vice is governed by Mississippi Code Section 73-3-39 and Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure Rule 46(b) and comments.

Admission on Motion

The Mississippi Supreme Court has adopted amendments to the Rules Governing Admission to the Mississippi Bar to permit admission without a special written exam for experienced attorneys, effective October 1, 2008. The Rule, however, requires the out-of-state lawyer to certify to establishing a permanent office for the regular practice of law in Mississippi. See Rule VI of the Rules Governing Admission to the Mississippi Bar


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