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Reinstatement

Reinstatement from Administrative Suspension, Inactive, or Retired Status

Less than Three Years

Individuals seeking to resume the practice of law in Pennsylvania, following a transfer to Administrative Suspension, Inactive, or Retired status for less than three years, must contact the Attorney Registration Office via email to obtain the appropriate paperwork to resume Active status. Related costs will vary depending on the attorney’s current status, the existence of outstanding costs owed, and other factors.

Three Years or More

Individuals seeking to resume the practice of law in Pennsylvania after a transfer to Administrative Suspension, Inactive, or Retired status for three years or more must file a Petition for Reinstatement. For the appropriate forms, click here.


Reinstatement from Discipline

One Year or Less

Individuals seeking to resume the practice of law in Pennsylvania after a period of suspension of one year or less must file a verified statement with the Board certifying compliance with the terms of suspension and Rule 217, payment of costs to the Board, and any restitution to the Pennsylvania Lawyer’s Fund for Client Security. The Board will certify such to the Court, who will issue a reinstatement order.

More than One Year

Individuals seeking to resume the practice of law in Pennsylvania after a period of discipline of greater than one year must file a Petition for Reinstatement. For the appropriate forms, click here.