Texas Supreme Court Clears Way for Non-Texas Lawyers to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

The Supreme Court of Texas has issued an emergency order allowing for lawyers not licensed in Texas to temporarily practice in that State for up to six months from August 29, 2017, the date of the emergency order.

The order permits out-of-state lawyers to practice in Texas in two circumstances, one of them being to provide “legal-aid” or pro bono services to Hurricane Harvey victims, subject to the requirements that, inter alia, out-of-state lawyers be in good standing in their home jurisdiction(s) and be “retained by a legal-aid or pro bono program or a bar association that provides services to victims of Hurricane Harvey.”

The Emergency Order After Hurricane Harvey Permitting Out-of-State Lawyers to Practice in Texas Temporarily is here.


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