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Pro Hac Vice
NOTICE OF RULE AMENDMENT
Please note that, effective October 1, 2020, the Supreme Court of Alabama amended the Pro Hac Vice rule (Rule VII, of the Rules Governing Admission to the Alabama State Bar), to now require an annual $100 certification fee. This fee is assessed in January of each year, for any active motion during any portion of the prior calendar year.
An attorney who is not licensed to practice law in Alabama, but is currently a member in good standing of the bar of another state, the District of Columbia, or other U.S. jurisdiction may appear as counsel pro hac vice(foreign attorney) in a particular case before any court or administrative agency in Alabama upon compliance with Rule VII, Rules Governing Admission to the Alabama State Bar.
A foreign attorney appearing as counsel pro hac vice is subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state. To appear pro hac vice, a foreign attorney must associate an attorney who is a member in good standing of the Alabama State Bar(localcounsel). Local counsel must then file with the court or agency where the cause is pending a verified application for admission to practice. The application required by Rule VII shall be on a form approved by the Alabama State Bar and the Supreme Court of Alabama. The granting or denial of an application for admission as counsel is discretionary with the court or administrative agency before which the application is made.
Contact the Office of Admissions & Attorney Licensing by email at email@example.com or by phone at (334)269-1515 for inquiries regarding procedures for filing civil, criminal and pro bono PHV motions in an Alabama trial court.
For federal or appellate PHV motions, please contact the clerk of the court in which the case is pending.