Up until recently, in-house counsel at Connecticut companies could provide advice to their company without necessarily being admitted to practice law in Connecticut. Well, I shouldn’t say that they "could" but until new in-house counsel rules were passed last year, there was a next-to-nothing likelihood that in-house counsel were going to be prosecuted for unauthorized practice
Connecticut bar examining committee
Authorized House Counsel Rules — Connecticut Companies Should Ensure In-House Counsel Comply With New Rules Starting January 1, 2008
By Daniel Schwartz on
Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance
For years, there were lots of questions in Connecticut about whether attorneys who were not licensed to practice in Connecticut could work in-house (or directly) for Connecticut companies. Some even ended up taking the bar exam again to ensure that they were complying with the rules.
New rules that go into effect January 1, 2008…