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Rhode Island The Rhode Island Supreme Court Rules allow out-of-state attorneys to practice law in Rhode Island as in-house counsel upon
registering with the Court. In-house counsel attorneys may only practice law in Rhode Island on behalf of the corporation or other entity and can­
not appear in court or in agency or municipal proceedings on behalf of the corporation or other entity without first obtaining pro hac vice admission.
The Rhode Island Supreme Court Rules also allow for the temporary admission of out-of-state attorneys associated with programs that provide
legal services to indigents which are either (1) funded in whole or in part by the federal government or by the Rhode Island Bar Foundation or (2)
sponsored by a law school accredited and approved by the American Bar Association or (3) sponsored by the office of the Rhode Island Public
Defender. The Rhode Island Supreme Court Rules also allow for the temporary admission of out-of-state attorneys associated with the Rhode
Island Department of Attorney General.
South Carolina Limited licenses for in-house counsel, law school clinic program teachers. Limited license for retired or inactive lawyers to
participate in the provision of legal services by approved legal services organizations or the pro bono program of the South Carolina Bar.
South Dakota Must be employed by a bar association, sponsored or governmentally funded legal aid bureau, or public defender agency.
Admission is effective until the earliest of (1) failure to sit for first bar exam subsequent to order of admission, (2) announcement of bar exam
results, (3) termination of employment, or (4) termination of admission by the Supreme Court.
Washington Permits limited license for indigent representation (temporary, while awaiting exam and results), emeritus/pro bono (volunteers with
legal services organizations), law school clinic faculty, and military lawyers. House counsel includes foreign house counsel.
West Virginia An indigent legal services or public defender program attorney may be admitted for up to 36 months without taking the bar exami­
nation or qualifying for admission on motion upon showing good moral character and fitness and admission in good standing in another
jurisdiction. A pending proposal would implement a $150 application fee for this category of admission (plus NCBE report fee), which currently is
subject only to the NCBE report fee.
Wisconsin Counsel not admitted in Wisconsin, but admitted in any other jurisdiction, must register with the Board within 60 days of hire as
in-house/corporate counsel. After 3 years from date of registration, the attorney is eligible for admission on proof of practice. For attorneys who
filed within 90 days of the effective date of the rule (January 1, 2009), all prior service may be counted for admission based on proof of practice.
Northern Mariana Islands Attorneys employed by the government or by Micronesian Legal Services are admitted on a limited basis without
written examination. Limited admission carries a term of 4 years.
Palau An attorney employed on salary by national government or any state government of Palau or by Micronesian Legal Services may practice
law for a period of up to 4 years without taking the bar exam.

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