Pro Hac Vice - Frequently Asked Questions


1. How do I get permission to appear Pro Hac Vice in a case? 
Section 2-16 of the Connecticut Practice Book sets forth the procedure for permission to appear pro hac vice in a case. The form to file for pro hac vice in a court case is available here.

Effective January 1, 2017, attorneys are also required to file for permission to appear pro hac vice in cases before municipal or administrative agencies. That form is available here. In both instances, the out of state attorney must also complete an affidavit available here.

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2. Is there a fee to file a motion to appear pro hac vice?
A fee of $620 must be paid to the clerk of the Superior Court. This fee is separate from the Client Security Fund fee.

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3. 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. The pro hac vice attorney will also be responsible for paying the Client Security Fund fee and filing the Attorney Occupational Tax return while the juris number is active. More information on paying the Client Security Fund fee is available here. Please note pro hac vice attorneys must file a paper appearance in the case. They do not have access to E-Services for registration, court filings, or payment of the Client Security Fund fee.

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4. 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 fee.

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5. 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
100 Washington Street, First Floor
Hartford, CT 06106

The Statewide Bar Counsel will send a letter notifying you that the juris number has been deactivated; you should save this letter for your records.

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