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      Rule 7.1.  Communications Concerning a Lawyer’s Services.  

A lawyer shall not make a false or misleading
communication about the lawyer or the lawyer’s services. A communication is
false or misleading if it:


      (a) Contains a material misrepresentation of fact
or law, or omits a fact necessary to make the statement considered as a whole
not materially misleading;


      (b) Is likely to create an unjustified or
unreasonable expectation about results the lawyer can or has achieved, which
shall be considered inherently misleading for the purposes of this Rule, or
states or implies that the lawyer can achieve results by means that violate the
Rules of Professional Conduct or other law;


      (c) Compares the lawyer’s services with other
lawyers’ services, unless the comparison can be factually substantiated; or


      (d) Contains a testimonial or endorsement which
violates any portion of this Rule.


      [Added; effective May 1, 2006; as amended; effective
September 1, 2007.]




      Rule 7.2.  Advertising.


      (a) Subject to the requirements of Rule 7.1, a
lawyer may advertise services through the public media, such as a telephone
directory, legal directory, newspaper or other periodical, billboards and other
signs, radio, television and recorded messages the public may access by dialing
a telephone number, or through written or electronic communication not
involving solicitation as prohibited by Rule 7.3.


      These Rules shall not apply to any advertisement
broadcast or disseminated in another jurisdiction in which the advertising
lawyer is admitted if such advertisement complies with the rules governing
lawyer advertising in that jurisdiction and the advertisement is not intended
primarily for broadcast or dissemination within the State of Nevada.


      (b) If the advertisement uses any actors to
portray a lawyer, members of the law firm, clients, or utilizes depictions of
fictionalized events or scenes, the same must be disclosed. In the event actors
are used, the disclosure must be sufficiently specific to identify which
persons in the advertisement are actors, and the disclosure must appear for the
duration in which the actor(s) appear in the advertisement.


      (c) All advertisements and written communications
disseminated pursuant to these Rules shall identify the name of at least one
lawyer responsible for their content.


      (d) Every advertisement and written communication
that indicates one or more areas of law in which the lawyer or law firm practices
shall conform to the requirements of Rule 7.4.


      (e) Every advertisement and written communication
indicating that the charging of a fee is contingent on outcome or that the fee
will be a percentage of the recovery shall contain the following disclaimer if
the client may be liable for the opposing parties’ fees and costs: “You may
have to pay the opposing parties’ attorney fees and costs in the event of a
loss.”


      (f) A lawyer who advertises a specific fee or
range of fees shall include the duration said fees are in effect and any other
limiting conditions to the availability of the fees. For advertisements in the
yellow pages of telephone directories or other media not published more
frequently than annually, the advertised fee or range of fees shall be honored
for no less than one year following publication.


      (g) A lawyer may make statements describing or
characterizing the quality of the lawyer’s services in advertisements and
written communications. However, such statements are subject to proof of verification,
to be provided at the request of the state bar or a client or prospective
client.


      (h) Any statement or disclaimer required by these
rules shall be made in each language used in the advertisement or writing with
respect to which such required statement or disclaimer relates; provided,
however, the mere statement that a particular language is spoken or understood
shall not alone result in the need for a statement or disclaimer in that
language.


      (i) Statement regarding past results.  If
the advertisement contains any reference to past successes or results obtained,
the communicating lawyer or member of the law firm must have served as lead
counsel in the matter giving rise to the recovery, or was primarily responsible
for the settlement or verdict. The advertisement shall also contain a
disclaimer that past results do not guarantee, warrant, or predict future
cases.


      If the past successes or results obtained include a
monetary sum, the amount involved must have been actually received by the
client, and the reference must be accompanied by adequate information regarding
the nature of the case or matter and the damages or injuries sustained by the
client, and if the gross amount received is stated, the attorney fees and
litigation expenses withheld from the amount must be stated as well.


      (j) Disclaimers.  In addition
to any specific requirements under these rules, any disclosures or disclaimers
required by these rules to appear in an advertisement or unsolicited written
communication must be of sufficient size to be clearly legible and prominently
placed so as to be conspicuous to the intended viewer. If the disclosure or
disclaimer is televised or broadcast in an electronic medium, it shall be
displayed for a sufficient time to enable the viewer to see and read the
disclosure or disclaimer. If the disclosure or disclaimer is spoken aloud, it
shall be plainly audible to the intended listener. If the statement is made on
a website, the required words or statements shall appear on the same page as
the statement requiring the disclosure or disclaimer.


      (k) The following information in advertisements
and written communications shall be presumed not to violate the provisions of
Rule 7.1:


             (1) Subject to the requirements of this
Rule and Rule 7.5, the name of the lawyer or law firm, a listing of lawyers
associated with the firm, office addresses and telephone numbers, office and
telephone service hours, and a designation such as “attorney” or “law firm.”


             (2) Date of admission to the State Bar of
Nevada and any other bars and a listing of federal courts and jurisdictions
other than Nevada where the lawyer is licensed to practice.


             (3) Technical and professional licenses
granted by the state or other recognized licensing authorities.


             (4) Foreign language ability.


             (5) Fields of law in which the lawyer is
certified or designated, subject to the requirements of Rule 7.4.


             (6) Prepaid or group legal service plans
in which the lawyer participates.


             (7) Acceptance of credit cards.


             (8) Fee for initial consultation and fee
schedule, subject to the requirements of paragraphs (e) and (f) of this Rule.


             (9) A listing of the name and geographic
location of a lawyer or law firm as a sponsor of a public service announcement
or charitable, civic or community program or event.


      (l) Nothing in this Rule prohibits a lawyer or
law firm from permitting the inclusion in law lists and law directories
intended primarily for the use of the legal profession of such information as
has traditionally been included in these publications.


      (m) A copy or recording of an advertisement or
written or recorded communication shall be submitted to the State Bar in
accordance with Rule 7.2A and shall be retained by the lawyer or law firm which
advertises for 4 years after its last dissemination along with a record of when
and where it was used.


      (n) A lawyer shall not give anything of value to
a person for recommending the lawyer’s services, except that a lawyer may pay
the reasonable cost of advertising or written or recorded communication permitted
by these Rules and may pay the usual charges of a lawyer referral service or
other legal service organization.


      [Added; effective May 1, 2006; as amended; effective
December 13, 2012.]




      Rule 7.2A.  Advertising Filing Requirements.


      (a) Filing requirements.  A
copy or recording of an advertisement or written or recorded communication
published after September 1, 2007, shall be submitted to the state bar in
either physical or digital format within 15 days of first dissemination along
with a form supplied by the state bar. If a published item that was first
disseminated prior to September 1, 2007, will continue to be published after
this date, then it must be submitted to the state bar on or before September
17, 2007, along with a form supplied by the state bar.


      (b) Failure to file.  A lawyer
or law firm’s failure to file an advertisement in accordance with paragraph (a)
is grounds for disciplinary action. In addition, for purposes of disciplinary
review pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 106
(privilege and limitation), when a lawyer or law firm fails to file, the 4-year
limitation period begins on the date the advertisement was actually known to
bar counsel.


      [Added; effective May 1, 2006; as amended; effective
December 13, 2012.]




      Rule 7.2B.  Volunteer Advisory Committees; Pre-Dissemination Review.


      (a) Standing Lawyer Advertising Advisory
Committees.  The board of governors shall create two Standing
Lawyer Advertising Advisory Committees, one for each district north and south
as defined in Supreme Court Rule 100, to
review filings submitted under Rule 7.2A and to respond to written requests
from an advertising lawyer or law firm voluntarily seeking an advance opinion
regarding that lawyer’s compliance with the advertising rules.


      The board of governors may promulgate bylaws, rules of
procedure, and reasonable fees for advance opinions to offset the
administrative costs of these committees, as it deems necessary and proper. A
state bar staff member or members shall be designated to assist with
implementing this Rule, including but not limited to providing administrative
support to the standing committees, and receiving and coordinating requests
submitted under subparagraph (c)(1) of this Rule.


             (1) Committee composition.  Each
committee shall have a minimum of 5 volunteer members, 4 of whom shall be
members of the State Bar of Nevada and 1 of whom may be a non-lawyer. Each
committee shall also have a minimum of 5 members to serve as ad hoc or conflict
replacements when needed. Members must have a full-time business or residential
presence in the respective district.


                   (i) Appointment.  Members
shall be appointed by the board of governors and serve 2-year terms, subject to
reappointment at the board’s discretion. No member shall serve a lifetime total
of more than 12 years. Members may be removed by the board of governors for
cause.


                   (ii) Minimum duties.  Each
committee shall meet at least monthly on a predetermined date, and as often
thereafter as necessary, to review all matters before it in a timely fashion.
Advance opinions shall be provided within 30 days of submission of the request
or sooner. Requests to expedite review of advertisements shall be granted
whenever possible within reason. The board of governors may promulgate a
procedure and attach an added fee for expedited requests.


      (b) Review of filings; advisory opinions to
bar counsel.  The committee may issue advisory opinions on any
advertisement filed with the state bar. If the committee finds that an
advertisement does not comply with these Rules, it may issue an advisory
opinion to bar counsel within 30 days of its review. The opinion must include
the basis for the Committee’s finding of noncompliance and a recommendation
that bar counsel issue a notice to the lawyer or law firm requesting a
correction or withdrawal of the advertisement. If bar counsel accepts the
committee’s recommendation and issues the notice, the advertising lawyer or law
firm has 30 days to respond to bar counsel’s notice. Bar counsel may initiate
appropriate disciplinary action if the lawyer or law firm fails to file a
timely response.


      (c) Pre-dissemination review.  A
lawyer or law firm may file a written request with the state bar seeking an
advance opinion on whether a proposed advertisement complies with these Rules.
The request shall be made in the form and manner designated by the state bar.
Upon receipt of such request, the state bar shall submit it to the appropriate
Standing Lawyer Advertising Advisory Committee for its review.


             (1) Advance opinion.  Within
30 days of submission, the committee shall issue an advance opinion to the
lawyer or law firm submitting the request for pre-dissemination review. The
opinion shall include a finding of whether the proposed advertisement is in
compliance with these Rules. If the Committee finds that the advertisement is
not in compliance, then the opinion shall also include the basis for the
finding and instructions on how the proposed advertisement can be corrected.
Such an adverse opinion must also notify the lawyer or law firm of an
opportunity for a hearing on the committee’s finding of noncompliance and the
procedure for requesting such a hearing.


            (2) Appeal.  An adverse
advance opinion of one committee may be appealed by the requestor in writing to
the other committee, which decision shall be controlling.


      (d) Limitations; when binding on discipline
authority.  The committees created under this Rule are
primarily dedicated to providing independent, volunteer peer advance opinions
to lawyers upon request as a safe-harbor to future disciplinary action only. No
request for an advance opinion shall be granted after a disciplinary
investigation is commenced on the subject advertisement. In the event an
opinion is inadvertently issued by a committee during or after a disciplinary
review is in progress, the decision of any disciplinary panel convened pursuant
to Supreme Court Rule 105 shall be
controlling.


      An advance opinion of noncompliance issued under this
Rule shall not be binding on any disciplinary panel or bar counsel. An advance
finding of compliance is binding on the disciplinary panel and bar counsel in
favor of the advertising lawyer provided that the representations, statements,
materials, facts and written assurances received in connection therewith are
true and not misleading. An advance opinion of compliance constitutes admissible
evidence if offered by a party.


      (e) Annual report.  The board
of governors shall file an annual report with the clerk of this court that
addresses, among other things, the state bar’s efforts to enforce the rules,
the operation of the standing committees, the effectiveness of the current
rules and any changes to the rules that this court should consider. The first
report under this paragraph shall be filed by December 31, 2008, and then annually thereafter.


      [Added; effective September 1, 2007.]




      Rule 7.3.  Communications With Prospective Clients.


      (a) Direct contact with prospective clients.  Except
as permitted pursuant to paragraph (d) of this Rule, a lawyer shall not solicit
professional employment from a prospective client with whom the lawyer has no
family or prior professional relationship, by mail, in person or otherwise,
when a significant motive for the lawyer’s doing so is the lawyer’s pecuniary
gain. The term “solicit” includes contact in person, by telephone, telegraph or
facsimile, by letter or other writing, or by other communication directed to a
specific recipient.


      (b) Direct or indirect written advertising.  Any
direct or indirect written mail communication or advertising circular
distributed to persons not known to need legal services of the kind provided by
the lawyer in a particular matter, but who are so situated that they might in
general find such services useful, shall contain the disclaimers required by
Rule 7.2. The disclaimers shall be in a type size and legibility sufficient to
cause the disclaimers to be conspicuous.


      (c) Additional disclaimer on mailers or
written advertisements or communications.  Direct or indirect
mail envelope, and written mail communications or advertising circulars shall
contain, upon the outside of the envelope and upon the communication side of
each page of the communication or advertisement, in red ink, the following
warning:




NOTICE: THIS IS AN
ADVERTISEMENT!




      (d) Target mail to prospective clients.  In
the event of an incident involving claims for personal injury or wrongful
death, written communication directed to an individual injured in the incident
or to a family member or legal representative of such an individual, seeking to
represent the injured individual or legal representative thereof in potential
litigation or in a proceeding arising out of the incident is prohibited in
Nevada within 30 days of the date of the incident. After 30 days following the
incident, any such communication must comply with paragraphs (b) and (c) of
this Rule and must comply with all other Rules of Professional Conduct.


      This provision limiting contact with an injured
individual or the legal representative thereof applies as well to lawyers or
law firms or any associate, agent, employee, or other representative of a
lawyer or law firm who represent actual or potential defendants or entities
that may defend and/or indemnify said defendants.


      [Added; effective May 1, 2006; as amended; effective
December 13, 2012.]




      Rule 7.4.  Communication of Fields of Practice and Specialization.


      (a) A lawyer may communicate that the lawyer is a
specialist or expert or that he or she practices in particular fields of law,
provided the lawyer complies with this Rule. Nothing in this Rule shall be
construed to prohibit communication of fields of practice unless the
communication is false or misleading.


      (b) Patent law.  A lawyer
admitted to engage in patent practice before the United States Patent and
Trademark Office may use the designation “Patent Attorney” or a substantially
similar designation.


      (c) Admiralty law.  A lawyer
engaged in admiralty practice may use the designation “Admiralty,” “Proctor in
Admiralty” or a substantially similar designation.


      (d) Specialist or expert.  In
addition to the designations permitted by paragraphs (b) and (c) of this Rule,
a lawyer may communicate that he or she is a specialist or expert in a
particular field of law if the lawyer complies with the provisions of this
paragraph.


             (1) Certification.  The
lawyer must be certified as a specialist or expert by an organization that has
been approved under Rule 7.4A.


             (2) Practice hours; CLE; liability
coverage; reporting.  The lawyer must meet the following
requirements for practice hours devoted to each field of specialization,
continuing legal education in each field of specialization, and professional
liability coverage:


                   (i) The lawyer shall have devoted at
least one-third of his or her practice to each designated field of
specialization for each of the preceding 2 calendar years.


                   (ii) The lawyer shall have completed
10 hours of accredited continuing legal education in each designated field of
specialization of practice during the preceding calendar year. The
carry-forward and exemption provisions of Supreme
Court Rules 210 and 214 do not apply. In
reporting under subparagraph (iv), the lawyer shall identify the specific
courses and hours that apply to each designated field of specialization.


                   (iii) The lawyer shall carry a
minimum of $500,000 in professional liability insurance, with the exception of
lawyers who practice exclusively in public law. The lawyer shall provide proof
of liability coverage to the state bar as part of the reporting requirement
under subparagraph (iv).


                   (iv) The lawyer shall submit written
confirmation annually to the state bar and board of continuing legal education
demonstrating that the lawyer has complied with these requirements. The report
shall be public information.


             (3) Registration with state bar.  The
lawyer must file a registration of specialty, along with a $250 fee, with the
executive director of the state bar on a form supplied by the state bar. The
form shall include attestation of compliance with paragraph (d)(2) for each
specialty registered.


                   (i) Annual renewal.  A
lawyer registered under this Rule must renew the registration annually by
completing a renewal form provided by the state bar, paying a $250 renewal fee,
and providing current information as required under paragraph (d)(2) for each
specialty registered. The lawyer must submit the renewal form to the executive
director of the state bar on or before the anniversary date of the initial
filing of the registration of specialty with the state bar.


                   (ii) Registration of multiple
specialties.  A lawyer may include more than one specialty on
the initial registration or include additional specialties with the annual
renewal without additional charge. Additional specialties added at any other
time will be assessed a one-time $50 processing fee.


             (4) Revocation and reinstatement.  The
board of governors shall establish rules and procedures governing
administrative revocation and reinstatement of the right to communicate a
specialty for failure to pay the fees set forth in paragraph (d)(3), including
reasonable processing fees for late payment and reinstatement.


             (5) Advertising.  A
lawyer certified as a specialist under this Rule may advertise the
certification during such time as the lawyer’s certification and the state
bar’s approval of the certifying organization are both in effect. Advertising
by a lawyer regarding the lawyer’s certification under this Rule shall comply
with Rules 7.1 and 7.2 and shall clearly identify the name of the certifying
organization.


      (e) Temporary exemption from CLE requirements.  The
board of governors or its designee may grant a member’s request for temporary
exemption from completion of the specific continuing legal education
requirements imposed by this Rule for exceptional, extreme, and undue hardship
unique to the member.


      (f) Extension to complete CLE requirements.  If
a lawyer is unable to complete the hours of accredited continuing legal
education during the preceding calendar year as required by this Rule, the
lawyer may apply to the board of continuing legal education for an extension of
time in which to complete the hours. For good cause the board may extend the
time not more than 6 months.


      (g) Records.  A lawyer who
communicates a specialty pursuant to this Rule shall keep time records to
demonstrate compliance with paragraph (d)(2). Such records shall be available
to the State Bar of Nevada and the board of continuing legal education on
request.


      (h) Guidelines.  The board of
governors of the state bar shall be authorized to formulate and publish a set
of guidelines to aid members of the state bar in complying with the
requirements of this Rule.


      (i) Law lists and legal directories.  This
Rule does not apply to listings placed by a lawyer or law firm in reputable law
lists and legal directories that are primarily addressed to lawyers.


      [Added; effective May 1, 2006; as amended; effective
September 1, 2007.]




      Rule 7.4A.  State Bar Approval of Organizations That Certify Lawyers as Specialists.  The board of governors of the state bar may,
for the purposes of Rule 7.4, approve organizations that certify lawyers as
specialists in accordance with this Rule. The board of governors may, in its
discretion, appoint a committee to assist the board in implementing a program
for the approval of certifying organizations. Any such committee shall be
comprised of members of the state bar and such others whom the board of
governors deems necessary and proper.


      (a) Rules; authority.  The
board of governors shall implement rules and standards by which the board
approves organizations to certify lawyers as specialists in particular areas of
law, and which describe the conditions and procedures under which such approval
shall be granted, maintained, and revoked. The board shall retain jurisdiction
to approve, deny, or revoke approval of a certifying organization under this
Rule and may establish fees for administering its duties under this Rule. At
its discretion, the board may delegate any other duties associated with
approving specialty certification organizations as it deems necessary and
proper.


      (b) Minimum standards for certifying
organizations.  To be approved under this Rule, in addition to
meeting the standards adopted by the board of governors, an organization that
certifies lawyers as specialists in a particular area of the law must make
certification available to all lawyers who meet objective and consistently
applied standards relevant to the specialty area of law.


      (c) Duration of approval; renewal; revocation.  The
board’s approval of the certifying organization shall be valid for a period of
5 years, subject to discretionary renewal upon application by the organization.
The board of governors may revoke approval of a certifying organization at any
time for violation of this Rule or violation of any other terms and conditions
of the approval. Notice of a decision to deny approval, deny renewal, or revoke
approval shall be provided to the petitioning organization and an opportunity
to appeal provided.


      [Added; effective May 1, 2006.]




      Rule 7.5.  Firm Names and Letterheads.


      (a) A lawyer shall not use a firm name,
letterhead, or other professional designation that violates Rule 7.1. A trade
name may be used by a lawyer in private practice if it does not imply a
connection with a government agency or with a public or charitable legal
services organization and is not otherwise in violation of Rule 7.1.


      (b) A law firm with offices in more than one
jurisdiction that has registered with the State Bar of Nevada under Rule 7.5A
may use the same name in each jurisdiction. Identification of the lawyers in an
office of the firm shall indicate the jurisdictional limitations on those not
licensed to practice in the jurisdiction where the office is located.


      (c) The name of a lawyer holding a public office
shall not be used in the name of a law firm, or in communications on its
behalf, during any substantial period in which the lawyer is not actively and
regularly practicing with the firm. This provision does not apply to a lawyer
who takes a brief hiatus from practice to serve as an elected member of the
Nevada State Legislature when the legislature is in session.


      (d) Lawyers may state or imply that they practice
in a partnership or other organization only when that is the fact.


      [Added; effective May 1, 2006.]




      Rule 7.5A.  Registration of Multijurisdictional Law Firms.


      (a) Applicability of rule.  All
law firms having an office in Nevada and in one or more other jurisdictions
shall register with the State Bar of Nevada and shall pay an annual fee of $500
for such registration.


      (b) Definitions.  For purposes
of this Rule:


             (1) “Law firm” means a solo practitioner
or a group of lawyers.


             (2) “Nevada client” means a natural person
residing in the State of Nevada, a Nevada governmental entity, or a business
entity doing business in Nevada.


             (3) “Resident member” means a
Nevada-licensed lawyer who maintains a full-time presence in the Nevada office
of the multijurisdictional firm.


      (c) Procedure and requirements for
registering.  An application for registration to practice under
this Rule, along with the appropriate fee, shall be filed with the executive
director of the State Bar of Nevada, on a form supplied or approved by the
State Bar of Nevada, at its Las Vegas, Nevada, office. The application shall
include the following:


             (1) The names and addresses of all lawyers
employed by the firm, the jurisdictions in which each lawyer is licensed, and
verification that each lawyer is in good standing in the jurisdictions in which
each lawyer is licensed;


             (2) Any pending disciplinary action or
investigation against a lawyer employed by the firm;


             (3) The address and telephone number of a
permanent office located within the State of Nevada that will be maintained by
the firm;


             (4) The name, address, and telephone
number of a member of the firm who shall be resident in the firm’s Nevada
office and who shall be the designated agent for service of process in this
state. The resident member of the firm in the Nevada office must be an active
member in good standing of the State Bar of Nevada; and


             (5) A certification that:


                   (i) The firm will maintain a
permanent office in Nevada with a resident member of the firm who is also an
active member in good standing of the State Bar of Nevada at all times the firm
is practicing in Nevada and will notify the state bar of any change of status
or address within 30 days of the change in status or address;


                   (ii) The firm agrees to disclose in
writing to its Nevada clients whether all of its lawyers are licensed to
practice in Nevada and, if any of its lawyers are not so-licensed, to disclose
what legal work will be performed by lawyers not admitted to practice in this
state. Upon request of the State Bar of Nevada, the firm shall provide
documentation evidencing its compliance with these disclosure requirements;


                   (iii) The firm agrees to maintain
trust accounts in accordance with Supreme Court
Rule 78.5, with all funds arising from any matter in Nevada maintained
solely in those accounts. The firm shall identify the financial institution
where the trust account has been established; and


                   (iv) The firm agrees to comply fully
with Rule 7.5.


      (d) Disposition of application for
registration.  The executive director of the state bar shall
have 30 days from receipt of the application to review the application and
determine whether it has been completed and filed in compliance with the
requirements of this Rule. Upon approval of the application, the executive
director shall notify the applicant and shall also give notice of the
registration to the supreme court clerk and the district court clerk for the
county in which the law firm’s Nevada office is located. If the application is
incomplete, the executive director shall give the applicant written
notification of the deficiencies in the application. The applicant shall have
30 days from the date of mailing of the notice of the deficiencies to cure the
deficiencies and complete the application. If the application is not completed
within the allotted time, the executive director shall reject the application.


      (e) Application or certificate containing
false information.  A lawyer who causes to be filed an
application or certificate containing false information shall be subject to the
disciplinary jurisdiction of the State Bar of Nevada with respect to such
action and the firm shall be disqualified from registering to practice in
Nevada.


      (f) Violation of conditions.  If
the State Bar of Nevada determines that the firm is in violation of the
conditions set forth in paragraph (c)(5) of this Rule, the executive director
of the state bar may, upon 20 days’ notice, revoke the registration and the
right of the firm to practice in Nevada. The executive director shall notify
the supreme court clerk and the district court clerk for the county in which
the law firm’s Nevada office is located of the suspension.


      (g) Renewal of registration.  On
or before the anniversary date of the filing of the application with the State
Bar of Nevada, a firm registered under this Rule must renew its registration,
providing current information and certification as required under paragraph (c)
of this Rule. The renewal shall be accompanied by payment of an annual fee of
$500.


      (h) Failure to renew.  A law
firm registered under this Rule that continues to practice law in Nevada but
fails to provide the proper information and certification or pay the renewal
fees set forth in paragraph (f) of this Rule shall be suspended from practicing
law in Nevada upon expiration of a period of 30 days after the anniversary
date. The executive director of the state bar shall notify the firm, the
supreme court clerk and the district court clerk for the county in which the
law firm’s Nevada office is located of the suspension.


      (i) Reinstatement.  The firm
may be reinstated upon the compliance with the requirements of paragraph (f) of
this Rule and the payment of a late penalty of $100. Upon payment of all
accrued fees and the late penalty, the executive director of the state bar may
reinstate the firm and shall notify the firm, the supreme court clerk and the
district court clerk for the county in which the law firm’s Nevada office is
located of the reinstatement.


      (j) Responsibilities of Nevada-licensed
members.  The members of the firm who are admitted to practice
in Nevada shall be responsible for and actively participate as a principal or
lead lawyer in all work performed for Nevada clients and for compliance with
all state and local rules of practice. It is the responsibility of the
Nevada-licensed members of the firm to ensure that any proceedings in this
jurisdiction are tried and managed in accordance with all applicable procedural
and ethical rules and that out-of-state members of the firm comply with Supreme Court Rule 42 before appearing in any
proceedings that are subject to that rule.


      (k) Confidentiality.  The
State Bar of Nevada shall not disclose the application for registration to any
third parties unless necessary for disciplinary investigation or criminal
prosecution for the unauthorized practice of law.


      [Added; effective May 1, 2006.]