(805 ILCS 305/10)
(from Ch. 106 1/2, par. 110)
Regulation of practice of law.
(a) The manner in which lawyers practice law under this Act is subject
to the powers of the Supreme Court to regulate the practice of law.
(b) A professional
association that is organized to practice law may not engage in the practice of
law without a certificate of registration from the Supreme Court of Illinois.
Application for registration shall be made in writing and shall contain the
name and address of the professional association and such other information as
may be required by the Supreme Court. Upon receipt of the application, if the
Supreme Court finds that the members and shareholders are each licensed to
practice law, no disciplinary action is pending against any of them, and
it appears that the professional association will be conducted in compliance
with the law and the rules of the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court may issue,
upon payment of a registration fee of $50, a certificate of registration.
Upon written application of the certificate holder and upon completion of a
form prescribed by the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court may renew the
certificate if it finds that the professional association has complied with
the Supreme Court's rules and the provisions of this Act. The fee for the
renewal of a certificate of registration is $40 per year.
The certificate of registration shall be conspicuously posted upon the
premises to which it is applicable, and the professional association may have
only those offices that are designated by street address in the articles of
association or as changed by amendment of those articles. A certificate of
registration is not assignable.
(c) Moneys collected under this Section shall be deposited into the Supreme Court Special Purposes Fund.
(d) After the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, the amount of any fee collected under this Section may be set by Supreme Court rule, except that the amount of the fees shall remain as set by statute until the Supreme Court adopts rules specifying a higher or lower fee amount.
(Source: P.A. 98-324, eff. 10-1-13.)