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RULE 19-801. NATURE AND FUNCTIONS OF ATTORNEY INFORMATION SYSTEM (AIS)

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 19. Attorneys
Chapter 800. Attorney Information System
MD Rules Attorneys, Rule 19-801
RULE 19-801. NATURE AND FUNCTIONS OF ATTORNEY INFORMATION SYSTEM (AIS)
(a) Definitions. In the Rules in this Chapter, “AIS” means the Attorney Information System, and “constituent agency” means the Court of Appeals, the Client Protection Fund, the State Board of Law Examiners, and the Administrative Office of the Courts.
(b) Generally.
(1) AIS is an electronic database maintained by the Judicial Information Systems, a unit within the Administrative Office of the Courts, that (A) centralizes certain information regarding attorneys collected by the constituent agencies pursuant to other Rules or statutes, and (B) provides a single portal for attorneys to update required information, communicate with the constituent agencies on matters regarding their status, file certain mandated reports, and pay certain mandated fees.
(2) AIS is intended to make communications with the constituent agencies and compliance with obligations imposed on attorneys, judges, and magistrates easier and more efficient.
(c) Notices, Invoices, and Communications pursuant to Rules 19-409, 19-503, 19-605, and 19-606. Except as provided in subsection (c)(2) of this Rule:
(1) All notices, invoices, and other communications required to be sent to attorneys pursuant to Rules 19-409 (IOLTA), 19-503 (Pro Bono), 19-605 (Client Protection Fund), and 19-606 (Client Protection Fund) may be sent electronically.
(2) One initial notice of the requirements of this Rule and Rule 19-802 may be given by publication or in paper form.
(d) Availability of Attorney Information. Subject to confidentiality requirements imposed by the Maryland Rules or by statute, attorney information in the AIS database is available to the constituent agencies. The State Court Administrator shall develop and promulgate protocols necessary to assure that information that has been collected by a constituent agency and that, by law, is confidential, is not improperly shared with any other constituent agency not otherwise entitled to have access to it.
Source: This Rule is new.

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[Adopted Dec. 4, 2018, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.]
MD R Attorneys, Rule 19-801, MD R ATTORNEYS Rule 19-801
Current with amendments received through December 15, 2019.
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