Annual Requirements for Law Office PC/LLC/LLP
These steps outline the annual requirements for all Law Office PC/LLC/LLPs who have received their Certificate of Registration from the State Board of Law Examiners. A full list of requirements is outlined in Admission & Discipline Rule 27.
1. Annual Reapplication for Renewal of Certificate of Registration Fee: This $50 fee is due June 30 of each year. Payment can be made through your corporate account via electronic check or credit card. Additionally, law firms are required to submit "verified information" to show that the firm still meets the eligibility criteria to hold a Certificate of Registration and that it is complying with the all the provisions of Rule 27.
2. Current Insurance Verification: Each year at the time of your policy renewal, please upload the current declaration page of your law office's professional liability insurance. This can be done by going to your corporate account and selecting the "Upload New Document" button at the bottom of the page. It is required to be done at least once per-year at the time that your firm reapplies to renew its Certificate of Registration.
3. Notification of Change of officers, directors, shareholders, members, partners, other equity owners, and/or lawyer employees: Within 30 days of any type of change in the law office's officers, directors, shareholders, members, partners, other equity owners and/or lawyer employees, the change must be reported to the Board of Law Examiners via the corporate account. Add, Remove, or Edit the attorneys at the firm on the corporate account under the "Attorney Information" section.
4. Secretary of State Filings: Copies of any amendments to the Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Organization or Registration, or biannual Business Entity Reports of each law firm that are filed with the Secretary of State's office are also required to be filed with the Board of Law Examiners. These documents can be uploaded by going to your corporate account and selecting the "Upload New Document" button at the bottom of the page.
5. Relinquish the Certificate of Registration for a Now-Closed Law Office: If your law office has closed and is no longer in business, or if your law firm no longer employs any lawyers with active attorney licenses, then it is not eligible to renew the Certificate of Registration, and it must relinquish the Certificate of Registration. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Sanders at (317) 234-2295.