Wyoming

Rule 5.5 MJP/UPL Current

(a) A lawyer shall not practice law in a jurisdiction in violation of the regulation of the legal profession in that jurisdiction, or assist another in doing so.

(b) A lawyer who is not admitted to practice in this jurisdiction shall not:

(1) except as authorized by these Rules or other law, establish an office or other systematic and continuous presence in this jurisdiction for the practice of law; or

(2) hold out to the public or otherwise represent that the lawyer is admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction.

(c) A lawyer admitted in another United States jurisdiction, and not disbarred or suspended from practice in any jurisdiction, may provide legal services on a temporary basis in this jurisdiction that:

(1) are undertaken in association with a lawyer who is admitted to practice in this jurisdiction and who actively participates in the matter;

(2) are in or reasonably related to a pending or potential proceeding before a tribunal in this or another jurisdiction, if the lawyer, or a person the lawyer is assisting, is authorized by law or order to appear in such proceeding; or

(3) are in or reasonably related to a pending or potential arbitration, mediation, or other alternative dispute resolution proceeding in this or another jurisdiction, if the services arise out of or are reasonably related to the lawyer’s practice in a jurisdiction in which the lawyer is admitted to practice and are not services for which the forum requires pro hac vice admission.

(d) A lawyer admitted in another United States jurisdiction, and not disbarred or suspended from practice in any jurisdiction or the equivalent of, may provide legal services in this jurisdiction that:

(1) are provided to the lawyer’s employer or its organizational affiliates and are not services for which the forum requires pro hac vice admission; or

(2) are services that the lawyer is authorized by federal law, tribal law or other law or rule to provide in this jurisdiction.

Rule 5.5 and Comments

In-House Counsel Rule

See Rule 5.5(d).

Pro Hac Vice

Pursuant to Rules Providing for the Organization and Government of the Bar Association and Attorneys at Law of the State of Wyoming Rule 11, the Uniform Rules for the District Courts of the State of Wyoming Rule 104, and the Wyoming Rules of Appellate Procedure Rule 19.01, the applicant needs to associate with an active member of the Wyoming State Bar who must file a Motion for Admission pro Hac Vice and an Entry of Appearance and pay the fee of $250. For Applications and further information please see Wyoming State Bar’s Page on Pro hac vice or contact Marie Ellis at (307) 632-9061.

Admission on Motion

Several rules govern admission on motion in Wyoming. Wyoming Rules and Parctice Governing Admission to the Practice of Law Rules 301-305 and Wyoming Statute Section 33-5-110 require reciprocity and a fee of $450.

Contact

Wyoming Judicial Branch

Wyoming State Bar
500 Randall Ave
PO Box 109
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Phone (307) 632-9061
Fax (307) 632-3737