July 13, 2007
Attorneys reminded to register with Supreme Court
Attorneys who are currently registered for active or corporate status should soon receive in the mail their certificate of registration for the upcoming biennium. Attorneys engaged in the practice of law in Ohio are required to register with the Supreme Court biennially.
The 2007/2009 attorney registration biennium begins Sept. 1, 2007, and runs through Aug. 31, 2009. Registration also can be made online at the Attorney Registration Web page: www.supremecourtofohio.gov/Atty_Reg/default.asp.
The Supreme Court began mailing registration packets the first week of July. Attorneys who fail to register on or before Sept. 1, 2007, will be assessed a late registration fee of $50. Any attorney who has not registered by Dec. 1, 2007, will be suspended from the practice of law. A suspended attorney will be barred from practicing law until satisfying the registration requirements and paying all registration fees and a $300 reinstatement fee.
New this year, in accordance with amended Gov. Bar R. VI, Sec. 2, effective Sept. 1, 2007, an attorney registered for inactive status will no longer be required to file a biennial Certificate of Registration. Accordingly, an attorney who is currently registered for inactive status will not be mailed a Certificate of Registration in July 2007 and will remain on inactive status until such time as the attorney wishes to change his or her status to active. An attorney who currently is registered for inactive status and who wishes to change his or her registration status for the 2007/2009 biennium should contact the Office of Attorney Registration & CLE.
Also effective Sept. 1, 2007, attorneys age 65 or older will no longer be able to register for retired status. An attorney, regardless of age, may register for inactive status or elect to retire permanently from the practice of law. Attorneys currently registered for retired status may remain in that status on or after Sept. 1, 2007.
Attorneys who are not registered for the current biennium (2005/2007) and have been suspended from the practice of law for failing to register and attorneys who fail to register for a prior biennium, should immediately contact the Office of Attorney Registration & CLE at 614/387.9320 to obtain the necessary forms to come into compliance with the rules.
Attorneys can verify that the Office of Attorney Registration & CLE has their most recent office and residence addresses and make any changes online at www.supremecourtofohio.gov/ASW/ASWlogin.aspx, or provide notice of their new address by using the Change of Information and Replacement Card Form at www.supremecourtofohio.gov/Atty_Reg/changeinfo.asp.