It depends, but most likely no. According to Rule 5.5 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, a lawyer cannot "establish an office or other systematic and continuous presence in" a jurisdiction in which he or she is not licensed to practice law or "hold out to the public or otherwise represent that the lawyer is admitted to practice law in" that jurisdiction. You can see which jurisdiction our attorneys are authorized to practice on the "Our Team" page. Rule 5.5 also states that when a lawyer is licensed and in good standing in one state, he or she may practice as an in-house counsel under the laws of the jurisdiction in which they are licensed as long as those services "are provided to the lawyer's employer or its organizational affiliates, are not services for which the forum requires pro hoc vice admission," and are not independently based on the laws of your state. We will actually be a contract employee of your church and serve as in-house counsel. The services we provide will not require pro hoc vice (Latin, meaning "for this matter only") admission to practice in your state, which in essence means that we cannot go to court on your church's behalf. Finally, the advice we give is based on experience with best practices regarding the balancing of legal best practices with church growth and ministry needs. It is not based on the law of any one state. If your church needs an opinion on complying with a state or local law, we will aid you in selecting and managing local counsel for such an opinion unless someone on our staff is licensed to practice in your state.