Rule 5.5 MJP/UPL Current

(a) A lawyer shall not:

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

(2) assist a person who is not a member of the bar in the performance of activity that constitutes the unauthorized practice of law. (b) A lawyer admitted in another jurisdiction, and not disbarred or suspended from practice in any jurisdiction, may provide legal services in this state to the lawyer’s employer or its organizational affiliates provided that those legal services are not services for which Montana requires pro hac vice admission and, when provided by a foreign lawyer and requiring advice on the law of this or another jurisdiction of the United States, such advice shall be based upon the advice of a lawyer who is duly licensed and authorized by the jurisdiction to provide such advice. For purposes of this subsection, the foreign lawyer must be a member in good standing of a recognized legal profession in a foreign jurisdiction, the members of which are admitted to practice as lawyers or counselors at law June 16 2015 Case Number: AF 09-0688 or the equivalent, and are subject to effective regulation and discipline by a duly constituted professional body or a public authority.

In-House Counsel Rule

In-house counsel are covered under Rule 5.5.

Pro Hac Vice

See Montana 2009 Amended Rules for Admission to the Bar of Montana.

Admission on Motion

For further information please see The State Bar of Montana’s Frequently Asked Questions Page.


The State Bar of Montana
Street Address:
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Phone (406) 442-7660
Fax (406) 442-7763

Mailing Address:
State Bar of Montana
7 W. 6th Ave., Ste. 2B
P.O. Box 577
Helena, MT 59624