Alabama Pro Hac Vice Counsel & Admission Rules

Alabama Pro Hac Vice Admission Rules & Lawyers

Pro Hac Vice Alabama


Is there a fee

There are two fees for pro hac vice admission in Alabama. The $300 application fee should be sent to the State Bar of Alabama. A separate fee of $25 should be made payable to the Alabama State Bar Client Security Fund.

What documents do I need?

Local Alabama counsel should file the Verified Application for Admission to Practice in the court in which pro hac vice admission is sought, along with a copy of the Certificate of Good Standing. A copy of the Verified Application should be sent to the State Bar of Alabama with the fees. The State Bar will mail local counsel and the court a statement showing the pro hac vice applications made by out-of-state counsel in the last three years. The local Alabama attorney should mail a copy of the court's Order to the State Bar of Alabama within 40 days of the hearing on the Verified Application. The State Bar of Alabama can be reached at 415 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36104. If local counsel prefers, applications may also be filed online at AlaFile.

How do I apply?

You will need a Verified Application for Admission to Practice and an Order Granting Pro Hac Vice Admission. You will also need a recent (within 60 days) Certificate of Good Standing from the state in which out-of-state counsel is licensed.

Is local counsel required

Yes. The State Bar of Alabama requires out-of-state attorneys to associate with local counsel to gain admission pro hac vice before the Alabama courts. In addition to the rules requiring it, local counsel's understanding of the local legal practice will benefit your client.