Motions must be signed by a sponsoring Utah attorney in good standing. Until an out-of-state licensed applicant is admitted, she or he is not permitted to sign pleadings.
Sponsoring Local Counsel. If you need to locate a local sponsoring attorney who is on active status and in good standing (and who also resides in Utah), you may want to search: (1) the Bar’s membership database at www.licensedlawyer.org. (2) Utah law firms registered with www.martindale.com. Utah has eight judicial districts in which your case can be heard. Click here for a map of Utah reflecting these judicial district court boundaries.
Board Fees: Rule 14-806 of the Utah Supreme Court’s Rules of Professional Practice in the Utah Code of Judicial Administration requires a $425.00 fee per pro hac vice applicant per case. If you have a class action lawsuit or multiple-related cases which will be consolidated, please contact the Bar’s General Counsel. Fee exemptions are available for: (1) attorneys who are employees of and representing the United States of America or any of its departments or agencies; and (2) attorneys representing indigent clients on a pro bono basis. (For the latter category, click here for an affidavit which the applicant needs to complete, sign, have signature notarized and attach to original application.)
Rule 14-806 of the Utah Supreme Court’s Rules of Professional Practice in the Utah Code of Judicial Administration does not permit pro hac vice appearances by attorneys licensed elsewhere, but who reside in the State of Utah. The rule also does not permit Utah licensed attorneys who reside out of state to sponsor other out-of-state licensed attorneys.