(a) In general. - Subject to subsections (b) and (c) of this section, on a motion filed as required by rules adopted by the Court of Appeals, a court may grant special admission to practice law in a particular case to an individual who is:

(1) admitted to the bar of another state; and

(2) employed by a party in the case before:

(i) a court or other unit of the State government; or

(ii) a unit of a political subdivision of the State.

(b) Granting authority. - A special admission to practice law may be granted only:

(1) by the court hearing the case for which an individual requests the special admission; or

(2) if the case is before a unit other than a court, by:

(i) the circuit court for the county where the unit has its principal office; or

(ii) any circuit court to which the case may be appealed.

(c) Scope of special admission. - An individual may practice law under this section only in connection with the case for which the special admission is granted.

(d) Disciplinary proceedings. - An individual who practices law under this section is subject to disciplinary proceedings as the Maryland Rules provide.

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