Admission Pro Hac Vice in Arizona

Arizona Supreme Court Rule 38(a), Pro Hac Vice, effective January 1, 2009. The State Bar is the record repository for all who apply for pro hac vice admission. Arizona attorneys associating with out-of-state counsel appearing pro hac vice and out-of-state lawyers seeking pro hac vice admission in Arizona should be aware of the changes in Arizona Supreme Court Rule 38(a).

Summary of Pro Hac Vice Instructions and Information

What does an applicant need?

  • Original verified application.  (Download the form)
  • An original certificate of good standing from each jurisdiction where applicant has been admitted.
  • A motion to associate local counsel.  (Download Sample Motion)
  • A proposed order.  (Download Sample Order)
  • An Arizona sponsoring attorney.
  • A check in the amount of $460.00.

What Gets Filed Where and When

In order to process the application and issue a Notice of Receipt of Complete Application, the Bar needs: (1) the original signed and notarized application; (2) the original certificate(s) of good standing; and (3) a check in the proper amount made payable to the State Bar of Arizona.

Please send to:

State Bar of Arizona
Pro Hac Vice
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266

The rule does not contemplate pro hac vice appearances by attorneys licensed elsewhere, but who reside in the State of Arizona. The U. S. District Court in Arizona and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court have their own requirements and forms governing pro hac vice appearances which can be accessed at www.azd.uscourts.gov or www.azb.uscourts.gov.

 

For more information, please contact the State Bar at 602.340.7239 or toll-free at 866.482.9227.