Washington Pro Hac Vice Counsel & Admission Rules

Washington Pro Hac Vice Admission Rules & Lawyers

Pro Hac Vice Washington


Is there a fee

Yes. There is a non-refundable $478 fee ($458 Pro Hac Vice application fee + $20 Client Protection Fund assessment) payable to the Washington State Bar Association.

What documents do I need?

Pro hac vice applicants will need a Pro Hac Vice Cover Sheet, Motion for Limited Admission, and a Proposed Order. Download free sample forms by choosing Forms on this page.

How do I apply?

The Cover Sheet and Motion may be filed with the superior court in which admission is sought and the Washington State Bar Association at the same time. The originals should go the cout, and the copies should go to the Bar. The Washington State Bar Association will not acknowledge receipt.

Is local counsel required

Yes. The Washington State Bar Association requires pro hac vice applicants to retain local counsel as a condition of admission. Local counsel can also provide valuable insight into matters of local practice that can assist you in representing your client. Find available local counsel by choosing Local Counsel on this page.