Rule 6 of the Indiana Court Rules governs attorneys seeking a special Business Counsel License. The Business Counsel License allows attorneys licensed in other jurisdictions to accept or continue employment with a person or entity engaged in business, other than the practice of law, in Indiana.
The Business Counsel License Applications may be filed at any time. Applications take approximately six months to process.
Provisional licenses continue for one year and may be renewed. At the time of the first renewal request, the attorney must submit verified information to demonstrate compliance with the required Indiana law update seminar.
The right to practice in Indiana terminates upon transfer of employment outside of Indiana. The license also terminates upon termination of employment unless the attorney has secured employment qualifying for the business counsel license within three months of the termination.