Admission Pro Hac Vice in Arizona

Arizona Supreme Court Rule 39, Pro Hac Vice, became effective May 1, 2020. An attorney who is not a member of the State Bar of Arizona but is currently a member in good standing of the bar of another state or non-U.S. jurisdiction and eligible to practice before the highest court in any state, territory or insular possession of the United States or foreign jurisdiction (hereinafter called a non-member attorney) may appear as counsel pro hac vice in any case before any state or local court board or administrative agency in the State of Arizona upon compliance with this rule. Arizona Supreme Court Rule 39.

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. If the jurisdiction only offers digital certificates, please include the verbiage from their website indicating that.  Otherwise we will note your application incomplete.
  • 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 $505.00.

Applications for admission pro hac vice are processed in the order in which they are received.  Although we strive for the promptest possible service, due to the volume of applications received, processing of an application may take up to three weeks. Please plan accordingly.  

What Gets Filed Where and When

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

Please send to:

State Bar of Arizona  
Resource Center - PRO HAC VICE
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266

Overnight or Hand Delivery accepted.

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 phv@staff.azbar.org, 602.340.7239.

To see a list of pro hac vice applications for last year, click here.