September 15, 2005.
In re: Emergency Order Regarding ORDER the Practice of Law from Ohio by Lawyers Displaced Due to Hurricane Katrina
In view of the displacement of lawyers in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama by Hurricane Katrina, making it impossible to practice law in the affected areas, this court temporarily suspends the applicable provisions of the Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio as set forth below.
IT IS ORDERED that lawyers who have been admitted to practice in the highest courts of law in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, who are in good standing in their respective states, and who have been displaced due to Hurricane Katrina, shall be permitted to practice law from Ohio upon providing the Supreme Court of Ohio, Attorney Registration and Continuing Legal Education Section, with an application in which the lawyer certifies that he or she is in good standing with the authority regulating the practice of law in their state and, further, that they will practice in association with an Ohio lawyer who is in good standing. No fee shall be required of the lawyer subject to this order. The temporary authority to practice law from Ohio will be valid until midnight, March 15, 2006.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of this court is directed to docket this order and the Attorney Registration and Continuing Legal Education Section is directed to send copies of this order to the Supreme Courts and state bar associations in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.