Request For Status Change Form. This is a Wyoming form and can be use in State Bar Statewide.
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Request for Status Change Please print or type. Name ______________________________________________ Attorney Number ______________________________________ Please change my status to: Active * Inactive Retired Firm _______________________________________________ Street Address _______________________________________ Mailing Address _______________________________________ City/State/Zip ________________________________________ Please see Article 1, Section 3 of the Bylaws of the Wyoming State Bar on the next page for a complete description of membership status and the requirements thereof. Phone ______________________________________________ Fax ________________________________________________ E-mail ______________________________________________ * If you are requesting a change to ACTIVE status, please enclose the following: $117.50 This amount is the difference between Active and Inactive license fees. Certification of Completion of Continuing Legal Education Attorneys must provide proof of completion of 15 hours, including 1 hour of ethics, during the 12 months immediately preceding the request for status change. Verification of Active Law Practice To return to Active status, an Inactive member must provide written verification that they actively practiced law in Wyoming or another jurisdiction five (5) of the immediately preceding seven (7) years. Signature _______________________________ P.O. Box 109, Cheyenne, WY 82003 • Date _________________________ (307) 632-9061 • Fax: (307) 632-3737 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkflow.com Article 1, Section 3. Classes of Membership (a) The members of the State Bar shall be divided into four (4) classes known respectively as active, inactive, honorary and retired. An inactive member is one not practicing law in Wyoming and electing to pay the reduced license fee pursuant to Article I, Section 4 of these bylaws, and who has filed with the Executive Director of the State Bar written notice requesting enrollment in the class of inactive members. An honorary member is a Wyoming Supreme Court justice, district court judge, circuit court judge, magistrate, judge of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming and any other federal judge resident of this state, and a justice or judge retired from such courts who has not resumed the practice of law. A retired member is one not engaged in the practice of law who has made a written request to the Executive Director of the State Bar to be enrolled as a retired member and has been engaged in the active practice of law as an active member of the Wyoming State Bar for a minimum of ten out of the fifteen years immediately preceding the date of the written request to be enrolled as a retired member. All other members are active members. An honorable retired member is one who has retired from office as a judge of the state supreme court, a county, circuit or district court or federal court located in Wyoming and who has not resumed the active practice of law. Such a member may resume the active practice of law and be re-classified as honorable retired following retirement from the active practice of law. Notwithstanding the above, any retired individual who serves as a magistrate or accepts an assignment for judicial duty from a circuit or district court, the state supreme court or a federal court will not be required to maintain his or her license under active status if he or she does not otherwise engage in the practice of law. (b) Only active resident members in good standing may hold office; only active members in good standing may vote in any election conducted by the State Bar. (c) Only active members may practice law. No individual other than an enrolled active member of the State Bar shall practice in this state or in any manner hold themselves out as authorized or qualified to practice law. (d) Any inactive member in good standing and any honorary member who is no longer serving in a judicial office may change their classification to that of an active member by filing with the State Bar office a written request for transfer to the class of active members and by paying the annual license fee required of active members and completing the requirements for continuing legal education. No inactive member who has not actively practiced law in this state or in another state for five (5) of the immediately preceding seven (7) years shall be transferred to active membership until the transfer shall be approved by the State Board of Law Examiners, except an honorary member who is no longer serving in a judicial office shall be reclassified as an active member upon written request. A transfer of an inactive member to active status shall not be approved by the State Board of Law Examiners unless the inactive member demonstrates competence in the practice of law by proving: (1) the active practice of law in another jurisdiction for five of the seven years preceding the date of the requested transfer, and compliance with Rules for Continuing Legal Education of Members of the Wyoming State Bar; or (2) successful completion of the requirements for admission with examination as prescribed in Rule 5 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Wyoming and Regulations of the State Board of Law Examiners. A retired member may be transferred to active status within five years of that member's retirement, provided that the retired member demonstrates a compliance with the Rules for Continuing Legal Education of Members of the Wyoming State Bar, and pays the inactive annual license fee to the Wyoming State Bar for the years during which the member was retired. American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkflow.com Certification of Completion of Continuing Legal Education (Return this form with your Request for Status Change form.) In compliance with Article 1, Section 3 of the Bylaws of the Wyoming State Bar, I, hereby certify that I have completed the approvable course work in Continuing Legal Education listed below, totaling 15 hours during the 12 months immediately preceding my request for status change. I have attached outlines for each course with actual program times and titles. Seminar Name Sponsor Name Seminar Date Attended Presented Hours of Credit (X) (X) An “hour” of CLE shall mean 60 minutes spent in actual attendance at or completion of a course. Credit will be given to the nearest quarter of an hour. Attorneys who lecture in an accredited CLE program shall receive credit for three hours for each hour spent lecturing. A CLE activity consisting of lecture style instruction qualifies for accreditation if it constitutes an organized program of learning which contributes directly to the professional competency of an attorney; it pertains to legal subjects or other subject matters which integrally relate to the practice of law; it purpose is the education of attorneys, even though it may also be directed to the education of other professionals; it is conducted or taught by attorneys, although it may also be conducted or taught in party by individuals who have special education, training and experience by reason or which said individuals should be considered experts concerning the subject matter of the program, and; the activity should be accompanied by a paper, manual or written outline which substantively pertains to the subject matter of the program. No activity will be accredited which involves a “for profit” activity such as authoring a book for a fee or commission or teaching a course for which payment of other than expenses is received. Signature _______________________________ Date _________________________ American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkflow.com