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.