South Dakota Pro Hac Vice Counsel & Admission Rules

South Dakota Pro Hac Vice Admission Rules & Lawyers

Pro Hac Vice South Dakota


Is there a fee

Yes. There is a $200 application fee for pro hac vice admission to the South Dakota state courts.

What documents do I need?

Motion for pro hac vice admission

How do I apply?

The motion of the nonresident attorney seeking admission shall be accompanied by a fee of two hundred dollars and a motion of the resident practicing attorney of this state within whom he or she shall be associated in the trial or hearing of a particular cause, which shall contain a statement that the resident attorney finds the applicant to be a reputable attorney and recommends his or her admission to practice before the court.

Is local counsel required

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