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RULE 19-802. REGISTRATION

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 19. Attorneys
Chapter 800. Attorney Information System
MD Rules Attorneys, Rule 19-802
RULE 19-802. REGISTRATION
(a) Required. Subject to section (b) of this Rule, each attorney who is admitted to the Maryland bar or otherwise permitted to practice law in Maryland shall register with AIS. This includes:
(1) magistrates, examiners, and active and senior judges;
(2) judicial law clerks;
(3) attorneys who are subject to a temporary decertification order entered pursuant to Rule 19-409 or 19-503;
(4) out-of-state attorneys who are authorized to practice law in Maryland pursuant to Rule 19-218 (legal service program) and who, pursuant to section (h) of that Rule, are required to make payments to the Client Protection Fund of the Bar of Maryland and the Disciplinary Fund;
(5) out-of-state attorneys who are authorized to practice law in Maryland pursuant to Rule 19-219 (military spouse); and
(6) attorneys who are not required to make payments to the Client Protection Fund and Disciplinary Fund but who wish to make voluntary contributions to one or both Funds.
(b) Exceptions. Attorneys in the following categories need not register so long as they remain in one of those categories:
(1) attorneys who have been placed and remain on inactive status pursuant to Rule 19-739 or permanent retired status pursuant to Rule 19-740;
(2) attorneys who are suspended pursuant to Rule 19-606 or 19-741;
(3) attorneys who have been approved by the trustees of the Client Protection Fund for inactive/retired status pursuant to Rule 19-605, regardless of whether they are engaged in the limited practice of law permitted by that Rule;
(4) out-of-state attorneys who are authorized to practice law in Maryland pursuant to Rule 19-218 (legal service program) and who, pursuant to section (h) of that Rule, are not required to make payments to the Client Protection Fund and Disciplinary Fund;
(5) out-of-state attorneys admitted pro hac vice pursuant to Rule 19-217; and
(6) former judges who have not been approved for recall as senior judges and are not actively practicing law in Maryland.
(c) Manner of Registration. Registration shall be made in the manner specified by the Administrative Office of the Courts and shall include the information required by the Administrative Office of the Courts, as posted on the Judiciary Website.
(d) When Registration Required
(1) Subject to subsections (d)(2) and (3) of this Rule, attorneys required to register shall do so on or before June 1, 2019.
(2) Attorneys who are admitted to the Maryland bar or who otherwise become subject to registration after that date shall be notified of the requirements of this Rule and Rule 19-801 as part of the admissions process or process authorizing their practice in Maryland and shall register within 30 days after being admitted or authorized to practice in Maryland.
(3) Attorneys who no longer are in one of the categories listed in section (b) of this Rule shall register no later than 30 days after becoming subject to the registration requirement of section (a) of this Rule.
(e) Obligation to Keep Information Current. Attorneys shall update their AIS account within 30 days after becoming aware of a change in the information. AIS and constituent agencies have the right to rely on the latest information in AIS for billing and disciplinary purposes and for other correspondence or communication.
Source: This Rule is new.

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[Adopted Dec. 4, 2018, eff. Jan. 1, 2019. Amended May 15, 2019, eff. May 31, 2019.]

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL NOTES
2019 Orders
The May 15, 2019 order revised and clarified the list of categories of attorneys required to register with AIS, added a new section (b) containing exceptions to the registration requirement, added a new subsection (d)(3) pertaining to the timing of a certain registration requirement, and made stylistic changes.
MD R Attorneys, Rule 19-802, MD R ATTORNEYS Rule 19-802
Current with amendments received through August 1, 2019.
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