Misc. Docket No. 17-9101 AMENDED EMERGENCY ORDER AFTER HURRICANE HARVEY PERMITTING OUT-OF-STATE LAWYERS TO PRACTICE TEXAS LAW TEMPORARILY ORDERED that: Pursuant to Section 81.061 of the Texas Government Code, and notwithstanding Chapter 81, Subchapter G, an attorney who is licensed to practice law in another U.S. jurisdiction and who meets the following criteria is permitted to practice Texas law for six months from the date of this order: 1) the attorney is in good standing with the entity that governs the practice of law in the jurisdiction where the attorney is licensed; 2) either: a. the attorney is displaced from the attorney’s home jurisdiction due to Hurricane Harvey and the attorney practices in Texas remotely as if the attorney were located in their home jurisdiction; or b. the attorney provides services through a legal-aid or pro bono program or a bar association that provides services to victims of Hurricane Harvey; 3) as soon as possible after beginning to provide services under this order, the attorney returns to the State Bar of Texas the Registration for Temporary Practice of Texas Law form attached to this order; and 4) the attorney agrees to abide by the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct and to submit to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Texas and the State Bar of Texas. Dated: August 30, 2017. Nathan L. Hecht, Chief Justice Paul W. Green, Justice Phil Johnson, Justice Don R. Willett, Justice Eva M. Guzman, Justice Debra H. Lehrmann, Justice Jeffrey S. Boyd, Justice John P. Devine, Justice Jeffrey V. Brown, Justice
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