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SCR 10.03 (4) APPENDIX A-2
STATE OF WISCONSIN, CIRCUIT COURT   COUNTY
CASE CAPTION:   APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION   PRO HAC VICE
  Under SCR 10.03 (4) (c) or (cm)
  Case Number:
I declare under penalty of perjury:
(1) That I seek to appear pro hac vice in order to represent ______________ in the above-captioned matter;
(2) That I am nonresident military counsel seeking admission under SCR 10.03 (4) (c) or nonresident counsel seeking to appear for the limited purpose of participating in a child custody proceeding pursuant to the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, 25 U.S.C. s. 1901, et seq., under SCR 10.03 (4) (cm);
(3) That I am admitted to practice law in the highest court(s) of the state(s) or country(ies) of ;
(4) That I am admitted to practice law before the court(s) of the following federally recognized Indian tribes:
;
(5) That there are no disciplinary complaints filed against me for violation of the rules of those courts (if so, please explain)
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(6) That I am not suspended or disbarred from practice for disciplinary reasons or reason of medical incapacity in any jurisdiction (if yes, please explain)
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(7) That I do not practice or hold out to practice law in the State of Wisconsin;
(8) That I acknowledge the jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Wisconsin over my professional conduct, and I agree to abide by the rules of the relevant division of the Circuit Court of the State of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and the Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys, if I am admitted pro hac vice;
(9) That I have complied fully with the requirements of SCR Rule 10.03 (4) applicable to me;
(10) That I am applying for admission pro hac vice for the following reasons:
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I have applied for admission pro hac vice in the courts of the State of Wisconsin _____ times previously in this calendar year.
I certify I am not required to pay a pro hac vice fee to the Office of Lawyer Regulation because I qualify for an exemption from the fee under SCR 10.03 (4) (c) or (cm).
Signature:      
Print Name:
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SCR 10.03 (4) APPENDIX B
STATE OF WISCONSIN
SUPREME COURT
In-House Counsel Registration
I, , request to be registered as in-house counsel for , a corporation, association, or other nongovernmental entity with an office in Wisconsin pursuant to Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules 20:5.5(d)(1) and SCR 10.03(4).
Wisconsin address of corporation/entity:
Wisconsin telephone number:
I declare under penalty of perjury that:
(1) I am employed as a lawyer by the above-named corporation/entity and that my employment conforms to the requirements of SCR 10.03 (4) (f).
(2) The above corporation, association or non-governmental entity is in good standing with the state of Wisconsin.
(3) I am admitted to practice law in the following jurisdictions,
, without any restriction on my eligibility to practice law. I understand my obligation to notify this court immediately of any change respecting the status of my license to practice law in any jurisdiction in which I am licensed to practice law.
(4) I acknowledge that I am subject to the Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules, including the Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys.
(5) I understand that, as a registered in-house counsel, I am permitted to practice law in Wisconsin but only on behalf of the corporation, association or non-governmental entity for which I am employed, its directors, officers, and employees in their respective official or employment capacities, and/or its commonly owned or controlled organizational affiliates. I understand that I shall not appear in the courts of Wisconsin or in any agency or municipal proceeding that I have reason to believe prior to the proceeding is contested, unless pro hac vice admission is required and I am admitted pro hac vice pursuant to SCR 10.03 (4).
I attach hereto the documents required by SCR 10.03 (4) (f).
I attach hereto evidence of my payment of the in-house counsel registration fee to the Board of Bar Examiners.
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Signature
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Print Name
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Date
Address and Telephone Number
SCR 10.03 Note Wisconsin Comment: SCR 60.01 (8) defines “judge" as “a justice of the supreme court, a judge of the court of appeals, a judge of the circuit court, a reserve judge, a municipal judge, a court commissioner, and anyone, whether or not a lawyer, who is an officer of the judicial system and who performs judicial functions." [Re Order No. 06-06, effective January 1, 2009]
SCR 10.03 Note Wisconsin Comment to SCR 10.03 (4) (f): A registered in-house lawyer is authorized to provide legal services to the entity, client, or its organizational affiliates, including entities that control, are controlled by, or are under the common control with the employer, and for employees, officers, and directors of such entities, but only on matters directly related to their work for the entity and only to the extent consistent with SCR 20:1.7. Counsel who provide legal services in this jurisdiction under SCR 20:5.5(d)(1) that desire to appear, either in person, by signing pleadings, or by being designated as counsel in actions filed in courts, administrative agencies, or other tribunals in this state, must file a separate motion for pro hac vice admission. [Amended Order No. 15-05, effective Jan. 1, 2017.]
SCR 10.03 Note 2013 Wisconsin Comment to SCR 10.03 (3) and (7): Information regarding continuing legal education requirements is set forth in SCR ch. 31. See also CLE 3.015. The standards the OLR uses to investigate a requestor's eligibility for reinstatement are described in In re Reinstatement of Polk, 2007 WI 51, ¶10, 300 Wis. 2d 280, 732 N.W.2d 419 (explaining that “investigation of eligibility for reinstatement . . . is akin to the review conducted by the BBE during an initial application for a license to practice law in this state" such that the applicant must demonstrate that he or she has good moral character and the fitness to practice law). See also SCR 40.06(1) and (3) and Rule BA 6.01-6.02. 9Sup. Ct. Order No. 13-03]
SCR 10.03 Annotation Note: Sup Ct. Order No. 13-03 states that “the comment to SCR 10.03 (3) and (7) is not adopted, but will be published and may be consulted for guidance in interpreting and applying the rule."
Effective date note Wisconsin Comment to SCR 10.03 (4) (b) 2.: The Wisconsin Supreme Court has directed that the fee established in SCR 10.03 (4) (b) 2 is to be paid as follows: $50 to the Office of Lawyer Regulation and $200 to the State Bar of Wisconsin. See S. Ct. Order 13-11, 2014 WI 42 (issued Jun. 20, 2014, eff. Jul. 1, 2014) (Abrahamson, C.J. and Bradley, J., dissenting); See S. Ct. Order 13-11A, 2015 WI 23 (Mar. 6, 2015); S. Ct. Order 13-11B, 2019 WI 52 (issued May 16, 2019, eff. Jul. 1, 2019).
SCR 10.03 Annotation Note: Sup Ct. Order No. 13-11 states that “the comment to SCR 10.03 (4) (b) 2 is not adopted, but will be published and may be consulted for guidance in interpreting and applying the rule."
SCR 10.03 Note Case Notes: There is no requirement in sub. (4) to ensure that local co-counsel is in attendance at every significant state of trial. Sub. (4) requires that local counsel must be of record and make at minimum one in-court appearance. State v. Mosley, 201 Wis. 2d 36, 547 N.W.2d 80 (Ct. App. 1996).
SCR 10.03 Annotation SCR 10.03 gives the circuit court power to revoke a nonresident attorney's admission for proscribed conduct in any Wisconsin court. The power is discretionary. The rule does not require that the conduct must occur in the very litigation or court in which the revocation occurs. Filppula-McArthur v. Hallion, 2000 WI 8, 241 Wis. 2d 110, 622 N.W.2d 436.
SCR 10.03 Annotation The power to grant or withdraw a nonresident attorney's authority to appear and participate in court proceedings is left to the sound discretion of the trial court. Under sub. (4), there are 3 bases for revoking the right to appear: 1) incompetency; 2) unwillingness to abide the rules of professional conduct; and 3) unwillingness to abide by the rules of professional decorum. Filppula-McArthur v. Hallion, 2000 WI 8, 241 Wis. 2d 110, 622 N.W.2d 436.
SCR 10.03 Annotation Nonresident attorneys admitted pro hac vice under sub. (4) must be provided some form of notice and an opportunity to respond before pro hac vice status may be withdrawn. Jansen v. Wisconsin Patients Compensation Fund, 2001 WI 9, 241 Wis. 2d 142, 621 N.W.2d 902.
SCR 10.03 Annotation While sub. (4) permits a judge to admit nonresident counsel to appear in his or her court, the proceeding must be before the judge in his or her court and does not apply to any nonjudicial proceeding outside the court. Seitzinger v. Community Health Network, 2004 WI 28, 270 Wis. 2d 1, 676 N.W.2d 426, 02-2002.
SCR 10.03 AnnotationThe constitutionality of sub. (5) (b) 1. upheld. Theil v. State Bar of Wisconsin, 94 F. 3d 399 (1996).
SCR 10.03 Note NOTE: The above annotations relate to sub. (4) as it existed prior to Sup. Court Order No. 06-06.
SCR 10.03 Annotation The 1st amendment prohibits the Wisconsin State Bar from funding non-germane activities with compelled dues. The second sentence of sub. (5) (b) 1. is too narrow because it authorizes objections to the use of mandatory dues only for political and ideological activities that are not reasonably related to the constitutional purposes of regulating the legal profession and improving the quality of legal services. A State Bar public image campaign was germane to the Bar's constitutionally legitimate purpose of improving the quality of legal services available to the Wisconsin public. Kingstad v. State Bar of Wis., 622 F.3d 708 (2010).
SCR 10.03 Annotation New Rules Affect In-House Counsel. Dietrich. Wis. Law. Oct. 2008.
10.04 SCR 10.04 Officers.
10.04(1)(1)Titles. Nomination and election. The officers of the state bar include a president, a president-elect, an immediate past-president, a chairperson of the board of governors, a secretary and a treasurer, who shall be nominated and elected in the manner provided by the bylaws. Only active members of the state bar residing and practicing law in Wisconsin are eligible to serve as president or president-elect of the association. The term of office of the president, president-elect, immediate past-president and chairperson of the board of governors is one year. The term of the secretary and the treasurer is 2 years, with the secretary elected in even-numbered years and the treasurer elected in odd-numbered years. The term of each officer runs until the qualification of a successor.
10.04(2) (2)Duties of officers.
10.04(2)(a)(a) President. The president is the chief executive officer of the association. He or she shall be a member-at-large of the board of governors and shall preside at all meetings and assemblies of the association and the executive committee. He or she shall make the appointments to and designate the chairperson of all standing committees, create and appoint special committees, and be a member, ex officio, of every committee.
10.04(2)(b) (b) President-elect and past-president. The president-elect and immediate past-president shall each be a member-at-large of the board of governors and the executive committee and shall perform all other duties assigned to them by the president or board of governors or under these rules or the bylaws. At the expiration of the one-year term of office of the president, the president-elect shall succeed to the office of president and the president shall succeed to the office of immediate past-president.
10.04(2)(c) (c) Chairperson, board of governors. The chairperson of the board of governors shall be elected from the board membership by its members and shall be a member-at-large of the board of governors after his or her election. The chairperson shall be a member of the executive committee ex officio and shall preside at all meetings of the board of governors.
10.04(2)(d) (d) Secretary. The secretary shall be a member-at-large of the board of governors. The secretary shall confer with and generally supervise the executive director and the administrative staff of the state bar as to the keeping of proper minutes and records, the maintenance of correct membership files and mailing lists and the general operation of the headquarters office and he or she shall make recommendations thereon to the board of governors as required.
10.04(2)(e) (e) Treasurer. The treasurer shall be a member-at-large of the board of governors. The treasurer shall confer with and generally supervise the executive director and administrative staff of the state bar as to the methods and procedures used in the receipt, collection and safekeeping of all funds of the state bar and the procedures for disbursement and audit of the funds. The treasurer shall assist the executive committee in preparing the annual budget and in presenting it to the board of governors and shall make recommendations to the board of governors as to the association's financial affairs, as required.
10.04(3) (3)Compensation. The officers of the association shall receive no compensation for their services, but shall receive reimbursement of their expenses as authorized and directed by the board of governors.
10.04(3m) (3m)Term of office. The office of president and chairperson of the board of governors shall be for one term only. The offices of secretary and treasurer may be held for more than one term.
SCR 10.04 History History: Sup. Ct. Order No. 96-06, 200 Wis. 2d xiii (1996); Sup. Ct. Order No. 07-10, 07-13, 2008 WI 11, filed and eff. 2-12-08; Sup. Ct. Order No. 09-06, 2009 WI 97, 318 Wis. 2d xv; Sup. Ct. Order No. 13-07, 2014 WI 52, filed and eff. 7-3-14.
10.05 SCR 10.05 Board of governors.
10.05(1)(1)Composition of board. The affairs of the association shall be managed and directed by a board of governors consisting of the 6 officers of the association, all of whom shall be ex officio members-at-large of the board, not fewer than 34 members elected from the state bar districts established under sub. (2), one member selected by the young lawyers division pursuant to its bylaws, one member selected by the government lawyers division pursuant to its bylaws, five governors selected by the nonresident lawyers division pursuant to its bylaws, one governor selected by the senior lawyers division pursuant to its bylaws, and three nonlawyers appointed by the supreme court for staggered two-year terms. No person appointed by the supreme court shall serve more than two consecutive full terms. The rights and powers of the ex officio members of the board are the same as those of elected members. All past-presidents of the Wisconsin bar association or of the state bar of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin state delegate to the American Bar Association house of delegates and the deans of the Marquette university and university of Wisconsin law schools are entitled to floor privileges, but without voting privileges.
10.05(2) (2)State bar districts.
10.05(2)(a)(a) For the purpose of conducting elections of the members of the board of governors, the board of governors shall divide the state into 16 state bar districts comprising specified counties and shall establish the number of members of the board of governors to be elected from each district.
10.05(2)(b) (b) The number of members of the board of governors elected from each state bar district shall be in proportion to the number of active members entitled to vote residing in the district and shall take into consideration all of the following:
10.05(2)(b)1. 1. The composition of the judicial administrative districts established by sec. 757.60, Stats.
10.05(2)(b)2. 2. The geographical area of each state bar district.
10.05(2)(b)3. 3. All existing multi-county bar associations.
10.05(2)(b)4. 4. The representation of members in each state bar district afforded by members of the board of governors selected by divisions of the association under sub. (1).
10.05(2)(c) (c) Every 10 years, commencing January 1, 1995, the board of governors shall submit to the court a proposed redistricting map dividing the state bar into districts in accordance with the requirements in par. (b).
10.05(2)(d) (d) Notice, filing, review, hearing and adoption of a redistricting proposal submitted under par. (c) shall be as provided in SCR 10.13 (2) for amendment of bylaws.
10.05(3) (3)Term; qualifications; nomination and election. The term of office of each elected member of the board of governors is 2 years, commencing on July 1 next following his or her election. No person is eligible to vote in a district for governor or to serve on the board of governors from a district unless he or she is an active member of the association and maintains in the district his or her principal office for the practice of law. No person is eligible for election to the board of governors for more than 2 consecutive terms. The eligibility of any person to serve as a member of the board of governors from any state bar district ceases upon removal of the person's principal office for the practice of law from the district. Nominations and elections of members of the board of governors shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the bylaws.
10.05(4) (4)Functions.
10.05(4)(a) (a) The board of governors has general charge of the affairs and activities of the association. It may:
10.05(4)(a)1. 1. Fix the time and place of the annual meeting of members of the association.
10.05(4)(a)2. 2. Make appropriations and authorize disbursements from the funds of the state bar in payment of the necessary expenses of the association.
10.05(4)(a)3. 3. Engage and define the duties of employees and fix their compensation.
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