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Pro Hac Vice Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, if the court enters an order granting a motion for the pro hac vice admission of that attorney. I.B.C.R. 227(a), (e).

A non-Idaho attorney who is an active member in good standing of the bar of another state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia who currently maintains an ongoing law practice in another jurisdiction. I.B.C.R. 227(a).

Yes. Under I.B.C.R. 227(b), a pro hac vice attorney must associate with Local Counsel. Local Counsel must be an active member of the Idaho State Bar with whom the court and opposing counsel may readily communicate regarding the conduct of the case. Unless specifically excused from attendance by the trial judge, Local Counsel shall personally appear with the pro hac vice attorney on all matters before the court.

$325 after April 1, 2013. I.B.C.R. 227(a)(4).

File with the affected court a motion that: 1) designates Local Counsel (including the address and telephone number of Local Counsel); 2) includes the written consent of Local Counsel; and 3) identifies the bar of which the pro hac vice applicant is an active member in good standing, and whether that bar limits the number of pro hac vice admissions.

Submit to the Idaho State Bar: 1) the pro hac vice fee; 2) a certificate of good standing from the jurisdiction where the attorney maintains his or her law practice; and 3) a copy of the motion filed with the affected court.

The attorney must provide proof that all counsel of record in the case have been served with the motion, and must submit a copy of the proposed order to the affected court. I.B.C.R. 227(c).

On all court filings in which the name of an attorney seeking or granted pro hac vice admission appears, the attorney must state his or her current office address in the jurisdiction where the attorney is an active member. I.B.C.R. 227(f).

Possibly. An Idaho attorney may require an eligible non-Idaho attorney to be admitted pro hac vice. I.B.C.R. 227(i).

There is no limit on the number of pro hac vice admissions that may be granted to an attorney, except to the extent that the jurisdiction in which the pro hac vice applicant maintains his or her active license limits the number of pro hac vice admissions for Idaho attorneys. I.B.C.R. 227(h).

An attorney who applies for pro hac vice admission consents to the exercise of disciplinary jurisdiction by the affected court and the Idaho State Bar over any alleged misconduct which occurs during the case in which that attorney participates. I.B.C.R. 227(d).

The Idaho State Bar maintains a record of all pro hac vice admission motions as a public record. I.B.C.R. 227(g).

Subsection (j) of Rule 227 provides a form for pro hac vice motions. Subsection (k) sets forth the form of proposed order.

Under Subsection (e), the affected court may grant or deny the motion for pro hac vice admission.