Texas Pro Hac Vice Counsel & Admission Rules

Texas Pro Hac Vice Admission Rules & Lawyers

Pro Hac Vice Texas


Is there a fee

Yes. The fee for pro hac vice admission in Texas is $250 and should be made payable to the Texas Board of Law Examiners. The Board is available at PO Box 13486, Austin, TX, 78711-3486.

What documents do I need?

You will need an Application for Pro Hac Vice Admission, and Sworn Motions by Local Counsel and Out of State Counsel.

How do I apply?

Submit the Application for Pro Hac Vice Admission and the fee to the Texas Board of Law Examiners at Board of Law Examiners before filing any documents with the court in which you seek admission. Be sure to use 'n/a' where applicable rather than leaving blank spaces in the application. After reviewing your application, the Board of Law Examiners will provide an Acknowledgment Letter for your case which provides that you completed the statutory requirements. Upon receipt, you are free to file a sworn motion which attaches the Acknowledgment Letter. Local counsel should also file a motion in support of out-of-state counsel’s motion for admission pro hac vice.

Is local counsel required

Yes. Local counsel is a requirement of pro hac vice admission in Texas. Local counsel can also provide valuable insight into matters of local practice that can assist you in representing your client.