Rule 5.5 In-House Counsel Registration

The Supreme Court of Mississippi amended Rule 5.5 of the Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC) on June 18, 2021, with an effective date of July 1, 2021.  A copy of the amended rule may be viewed here.

Rule 5.5(d), MRPC, as amended, requires attorneys that are not licensed in Mississippi, who serve as in-house corporate lawyers, government lawyers, and others who are employed to render legal services to an employer, who establish an office or other systematic presence in Mississippi, to register with The Mississippi Bar and pay a registration fee annually.

Attorneys that are not licensed in Mississippi may register by completing the below form and submitting it to the Bar’s Membership department at membership@msbar.org

2021-2022 Rule 5.5 In-House Counsel Registration Form