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
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
An interactive process map for Reinstatement can be found here.