By statute, OGC attorneys have certain rights to practice in federal and state courts. The statute is below in full:
2 U.S.C. § 5571. Office of General Counsel of House; administrative provisions
(a) Compliance with admission requirements
The General Counsel of the House of Representatives and any other counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the House of Representatives, including any counsel specially retained by the Office of General Counsel, shall be entitled, for the purpose of performing the counsel's functions, to enter an appearance in any proceeding before any court of the United States or of any State or political subdivision thereof without compliance with any requirements for admission to practice before such court, except that the authorization conferred by this subsection shall not apply with respect to the admission of any such person to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
(b) Notification by Attorney General
The Attorney General shall notify the General Counsel of the House of Representatives as required by section 530D of title 28.
(c) General Counsel definition
In this section, the term "General Counsel of the House of Representatives" means-
(1) the head of the Office of General Counsel established and operating under clause 8 of rule II of the Rules of the House of Representatives;
(2) the head of any successor office to the Office of General Counsel which is established after September 29, 1999; and
(3) any other person authorized and directed in accordance with the Rules of the House of Representatives to provide legal assistance and representation to the House in connection with the matters described in this section.
(d) Effective date
The provisions of this section shall become effective beginning with September 29, 1999.
Source: Legal Information Institute