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In-House Counsel

Effective April 1, 2005 a lawyer admitted and authorized to practice law in another state or territory of the United States may receive a limited license to practice law in this state when the lawyer is employed in Louisiana as a lawyer exclusively for: a corporation, its subsidiaries or affiliates; an association; and/or a business which consists of activities other than the practice of law or the provision of legal services.


Requirements:

  • LASCBA In-House Counsel Application Packet ($875)

    Please login to the 'Account Portal' to start an in house application. You will need to include:

    • Application for limited licensure as in-house counsel
    • Lawyer Discipline Attestation form
    • Certificate to be completed by lawyer regulatory agency in jurisdiction(s) where admitted
    • Affidavit to be completed on behalf of the in-house employer

    Mailed to:
    The Committee on Bar Admissions
    2800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 340
    Metairie, LA 70002


  • NCBE Report of Character and Fitness

    All In-House Counsel applicants are also required to complete the National Conference of Bar Examiners application, which can be completed online. Read More »

    Additionally, applicants are required to undergo fingerprinting and a state and federal criminal background check. The process can be initiated at the Louisiana State Police office or a local law enforcement agency. More information is available here ».


News

  • Modification of July 2021 Exam Administration

    April 8, 2021

    The July 2021 bar examination will be administered remotely in an open-book format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read Order

  • Updated Scope Statement for Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure

    March 29, 2021

    The scope statement for the Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure examination has been updated as follows: Read Update.

  • Louisiana Supreme Court Announces Additional Changes to Method of Administration of February 2021 Louisiana Bar Exam

    November 25, 2020

    The February 20201 bar examination will be administered remotely in an open-book format. Read the Supreme Court Order.

  • Modification of February 2021 Exam Administration

    October 30, 2020

    The Louisiana Supreme Court orders modification on the administration of the bar examination in light of the spread of Coronavirus Disease. Read Order

  • Updated Scope Description of the Louisiana Bar Examination for Februrary 2021

    October 30, 2020

    The February 2021 bar examination will be adjusted...Read More

  • Announcement: Admission of Qualified Candidates

    October 2, 2020

    Read More

  • LASCBA Office Closed To Public

    March 18, 2020

    The Committee on Bar Admissions office will be closed for public access beginning Wednesday March 18, 2020...Read More

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Keep your Contact Information Up-To-Date!

It is the applicant's responsibility to notify the Committee on Bar Admissions of any mailing address, telephone number or email address changes! This information can be updated online under the 'My Account' portal.