Statewide Bar Counsel
How do I get permission to appear Pro Hac Vice in a case?
2. Is there a fee to file a motion to appear
pro hac vice?
Section 2-16 of the Connecticut Practice Book sets forth the procedure for permission to appear pro hac vice in a case. There is no standard form that local counsel should file.
A fee of $600 must be paid to the clerk of the
Superior Court at the time any motion to appear
pro hac vice is filed. This fee is separate from
Client Security Fund fee. Public Act
12-89 section 2.
What happens after I am allowed to appear pro hac vice?
If the Court grants a pro hac vice application, the pro hac vice attorney will
be sent a juris (identification) number and a registration form, which must be completed. The pro hac vice attorney will then be sent paper registration forms every year until the juris number is deactivated (2 years after the attorney’s role in the matter is completed).
The juris number will only be deactivated when
the attorney notifies the Statewide Bar Counsel,
as set forth below.
What are my requirements in Connecticut after I am allowed to appear pro hac vice in Connecticut?
The pro hac vice attorney must register every year until the juris number is deactivated. The juris number can be deactivated
2 years after the attorney’s role in the matter is completed. The attorney is subject to the attorney occupational tax.
Effective January 1, 2012, pro hac vice attorneys
will be required to pay the Client Security Fund
How do I deactivate a pro hac vice juris number?
You will need to register with the Statewide Grievance Committee each year in which you participate in the matter and for
2 years thereafter. When the 2 year period has passed you should notify the Statewide Grievance Committee in writing that you were allowed to appear pro hac vice, when the application was granted,
your juris number, the name and docket number of the case and that
2 years have passed since your participation in the matter.
You should address your letter to:
Statewide Bar Counsel
Statewide Grievance Committee
Street, 2nd Floor
East Hartford, CT
Statewide Bar Counsel will send a letter notifying
you that the juris number has been deactivated; you
should save this letter for your records.