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Rule 31.1. Authorized Practice of Law

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of the Supreme Court of ArizonaEffective: January 1, 2021

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona (Refs & Annos)
V. Regulation of the Practice of Law
A. Supreme Court Jurisdiction over the Practice of Law (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2021
A.R.S. Sup.Ct.Rules, Rule 31.1
Formerly cited as AZ ST S CT Rule 31
Rule 31.1. Authorized Practice of Law
(a) Requirement. A person may engage in the practice of law in Arizona, or represent that he or she is authorized to engage in the practice of law in Arizona, only if:
(1) the person is an active member in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona under Rule 32; or
(2) the person is specifically authorized to do so under Rules 31.3, 38, or 39.
(b) Lack of Good Standing. A person who is currently suspended or has been disbarred from the State Bar of Arizona, or is currently on disability inactive status, is not a member in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona under Rule 31.1(a)(1).
(c) Alternative Business Structure (ABS). An entity that includes nonlawyers who have an economic interest or decision-making authority as defined in ACJA 7-209 may employ, associate with, or engage a lawyer or lawyers to provide legal services to third parties only if:
(1) it employs at least one person who is an active member in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona under Rule 32 who supervises the practice of law under ER 5.3;
(2) it is licensed pursuant to ACJA ยง 7-209; and
(3) legal services are only provided by persons authorized to do so and in compliance with the Rules of Supreme Court.

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Added Aug. 27, 2020, effective Jan. 1, 2021.
17A Pt. 2 A. R. S. Sup. Ct. Rules, Rule 31.1, AZ ST S CT Rule 31.1
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through 5/15/22. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 5/15/22.
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