(805 ILCS 180/50-45)
Certificate of registration; attorneys at law.
(a) A limited
liability company that is organized to practice law may not engage in the
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 limited liability company and such other
information as may be required by the Supreme Court. Upon receipt of the
application, if the Supreme Court finds that the organizers, members, and
managers are each licensed to practice law, no disciplinary action is
pending against any of them, and
it appears that the limited liability company 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 limited liability company 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 applications submitted and fees payable to the Supreme Court shall be in
addition to the documents, amendments, and reports filed with and the fees and
penalties charged by the Secretary of State.
The certificate of registration shall be conspicuously posted upon the
premises to which it is applicable, and the limited liability company may
have only those offices that are designated by street address in the articles
of organization or as changed by amendment of those articles. A certificate
of registration is not assignable.
(b) Moneys collected under this Section shall be deposited into the Supreme Court Special Purposes Fund.
(c) 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.)