An attorney who is not a Bar member but is admitted to practice law in another state or in any court in the United States must apply to be admitted pro hac vice before appearing as counsel before any state or local court or government body.
We are excited to announce that pro hac vice is now online! Attorneys may access the pro hac vice portal here in the Admissions section of the Bar’s website. Payments may be made by credit card or ACH payment. Due to a rise in check fraud, the Bar will no longer accept checks for pro hac vice admission.
Additionally, now that pro hac vice applications are online, certificates of good standing will now be submitted electronically, meaning paper copies are not required.
*See RULE 14-806(G)(7)
*As of April 1, 2023
The “Acknowledgement of Supporting Documentation and Receipt of Filing Fee” (“Acknowledgement”) is not a simple receipt evidencing that you have merely paid the necessary fee. The materials you are required to submit must be complete, accurate, and up-to-date. If not, the application will be rejected and the “Acknowledgement” will be not be issued.
Please allow sufficient time to process your application. Once all appropriate paperwork is received, an Acknowledgement Receipt is issued within five (5) to seven (7) working days.
In order to process your application, the Bar needs: (1) a copy of the motion that you will be filing with the court; (2) the signed application; (3) the certificate(s) of good standing (issued within 60 days of the date of application); and (4) a payment by credit card or ACH in the proper amount of $425.00 per applicant, per case. Fee exemptions are available for certain and limited circumstances; see “Additional Information” below.
The pro hac vice application is now online. Please go to this link to complete the application.
If your documents are in proper order (e.g., correct amount of fee, applicant not suspended from the practice of law, etc.) and complete, the Bar will issue an Acknowledgement which will be emailed to local sponsoring counsel and the applicant attorney.”
Sponsoring Local Counsel should then file with the court (or adjudicative body): (1) a motion with attached copies of the application and certificate of good standing; (2) the Acknowledgement; and (3) a proposed order.
As of May 1, 2019, Rule 14-806(n) requires lawyers admitted pro hac vice in Utah to pay an annual fee of $425 on or before the anniversary month of the filing of the lawyer’s initial pro hac vice application with the Bar. Failure to renew may result in suspension of pro hac vice admission and a $50 late fee being assessed.
In order to renew, the lawyer must submit an email to the Bar that the non-resident attorney continues to act as counsel in the case along with the required $425 fee.
Pro hac vice online renewals are coming soon. The Bar will alert pro hac vice-admitted lawyers and their sponsoring counsel when that functionality is active.
Please submit the renewal fee to:
Utah State Bar
Attn: Pro Hac Vice
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
*For cases that have concluded, an attorney must give the Bar notice by submitting a copy of the final adjudication or notice of withdrawal from the matter. This notice should be sent to: email@example.com. Please put “Pro Hac Vice” in the subject line.
Please contact Brady Whitehead, Assistant to General Counsel with any questions you may have and we will be happy to assist you.
The U.S. District Court in Utah and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Utah have their own requirements governing pro hac vice appearances; please contact them at: