RULE 225.  House Counsel License

Requirement.  Any attorney employed as set forth below is required to be actively licensed or licensed as house counsel. 

Qualifications.  A House Counsel Applicant must show to the satisfaction of the Board that the Applicant:
1. Meets the qualifications for admission under Rule 202;
2. Maintains an office for the practice of law limited to a house counsel practice within the state of Idaho on behalf of his or her employer;
3. Is admitted to practice law before the highest court of a state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia whose requirements for admission are commensurate with Idaho, including passing a qualifying bar examination for such admission;
4. Is employed as house counsel by a company, association or other business entity whose business is not engaged in the selling or furnishing of legal advice or services to others;
5. Is not currently suspended or disbarred in any state in which the Applicant is admitted; and 
6. Has submitted:
(A) Proof of employment with the company, association or other business entity; or
(B) Confirmation of an offer of future employment with the company, association or other business entity, provided that the house counsel license shall not be effective until such employment commences.

Idaho Bar Commission Rules

Application Fee: $800.00 (Make checks payable to the Idaho State Bar)