Pro Hac Vice
Read APR 8(b) for information about pro hac vice admission in Washington.
These procedures and rule 8(b) apply only to Washington State courts. If you want to apply for admission to federal courts, please see local federal court rules and procedures.
You must file with the court the original motion and proposed order. You should use the form motions with proposed orders for each court level in Washington listed in the right column of this page. (The court does not need the cover sheet.)
You must file with the WSBA 1) a copy of the motion, 2) the original pro hac vice coversheet (also in the right column of this page), 3) and a non-refundable $355 fee ($325 PHV application fee + $30 Lawyer's Fund for Client Protection assessment) payable to the WSBA. You do not need to file a certificate of good standing.
You may file with the court and WSBA simultaneously.
You must pay the fee for each lawyer on each case; e.g., you may file one motion to admit two lawyers pro hac vice, but the fee would be $710. You do not need to pay another fee when appealing a case to a higher court in which pro hac vice has been granted, but you must file a motion. If a new lawyer is handling the appeal, a new fee is required.
The WSBA maintains a record only of the applications/motions for pro hac vice admission. You will not receive an acknowledgment or receipt from the WSBA. The court will decide whether to grant the motion and the WSBA does not have a record of whether admission pro hac vice was granted. Please contact the court for that information.
If you have questions about pro hac vice admission, contact WSBA Service Center at 1-800-945-9722, 206-443-9722, or Questions@wsba.org.
You must file the Pro Hac Vice Coversheet, a copy of the motion, and the $355 fee to the WSBA.
Use the appropriate form motion depending on court level below. Note: King County Superior Court requires electronic filing. E-filing forms have a separate motion and proposed order.
Washington Supreme Court
Washington Court of Appeals
County Superior Court
E-file Proposed Order
County District Court
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