Pro Hac Vice Admission



Oregon’s statute governing pro hac vice admission applies to all judicial and administrative proceedings (excluding federal courts).

Attorneys licensed to practice law before the highest court of record in any state or country, in order to appear on behalf of a party in any action, suit, or proceeding pending in Oregon before a court or administrative body must seek pro hac vice admission pursuant to UTCR 3.170.

Once granted, pro hac vice admission pertains to the individual attorney for the single case for a period of one year.  There must be a separate application and approval at the end of each one-year grant in order to continue to appear in the matter.

To seek pro hac vice admission before a court:

The attorney must establish that the attorney is in good standing in another state or country by providing an original, recent Certificate of Good Standing;  associating with an active member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar who must participate meaningfully in the matter; complete, sign and submit to the Oregon State Bar a Certificate of Compliance for Pro Hac Vice Admission for acknowledgment; providing a certificate of insurance evidencing professional liability coverage for the attorney’s practice of law in Oregon that is substantially equivalent to the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund plan; and submitting a check payable to the Oregon State Bar in the amount of $500.00.

The Oregon lawyer must then submit the acknowledged Certificate of Compliance for Pro Hac Vice Admission with the motion seeking pro hac vice admission.

For further assistance in submitting the Certificate of Compliance for Pro Hac Vice Admission, contact the Oregon State Bar’s Regulatory Services at (503) 431-6343.

To seek pro hac vice admission before an administrative body:

The attorney must establish that the attorney is in good standing in another state or country by providing an original, recent Certificate of Good Standing;  associating with an active member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar who must participate meaningfully in the matter; completing, signing and submitting a Certificate of Compliance for Pro Hac Vice Admission to the Office of Administrative Hearings, PO Box 14020, Salem, OR 97305; and providing a certificate of insurance evidencing professional liability coverage for the attorney’s practice of law in Oregon that is substantially equivalent to the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund plan.

For further assistance in submitting the Certificate of Compliance for Pro Hac Vice Admission, contact the Office of Administrative Hearings at (503) 947-1918.