Pro Hac Vice Admission
Read Rule XIX of the current Rules Governing Admission to the Bar of Texas, and the applicable statutory provisions found in Texas Government Code, Sec. 82.001 et seq., all of which are contained in the Board of Law Examiners’ (Board) rulebook before submitting the Application For Pro Hac Vice Admission. We also suggest reading the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, set forth in Article X, Section 9 of the State Bar Rules, posted on the Internet at www.txethics.org
The State Bar Act is available for viewing at http://www.texasbar.com/
Filing the Application For Pro Hac Vice Admission and fee is the mandatory first step in your request for permission to participate in proceedings in a Texas Court. The next step is to file a sworn motion, in compliance with Rule XIX of the current Rules Governing Admission to the Bar of Texas, in the Texas Court in which you request to participate, which must be accompanied by the acknowledgment letter you will receive from the Board. The decision to grant or deny your motion is ultimately made by the Texas Court in which you request to participate. For purposes of compliance with this Rule and Texas Government Code Sec. 82.0361, proceedings filed under a new cause number in any Texas Court, including all appellate courts, are considered new proceedings and are subject to a new application and fee.
FAQ's -- Pro Hac Vice Admission
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2. Filing Fees: Make your check, money order, or bank cashier’s check payable in the full amount due to the BOARD OF LAW EXAMINERS (NOT to the State Bar of Texas). The filing fee is $250.00. (See Texas Government Code Sec. 82.0361.) Do not postdate your check. An Application is not considered filed until all fees are received in the Board’s office. If your personal check for fees is returned for insufficient funds or is otherwise dishonored by your bank, you will be assessed a returned check charge. All fees due after that time must be paid by bank cashier’s check or money order. There is no refund of fees if you withdraw your Application or do not meet all requirements for admission.
Persons seeking to represent an indigent person may qualify for a waiver or reduction of the filing fee upon completing and filing the Fee Waiver/Reduction Request for Pro Hac Vice Applicants (pdf format) form downloadable from the Board’s website.
3. Filing of Application: Mail or deliver your signed,
original Application and required fees
to the Board as follows:
The Board will attempt to process Applications within two business days of receipt of a completed Application. (Exception: NO Applications will be processed during the administration of the Texas Bar Exam. Please review our Exam Dates page for specific dates.) All incomplete Applications will be returned without processing.
Same day processing is not available. If special handling is requested (i.e. messenger pick-up, prepaid express delivery, etc.), please make certain that your Application is delivered to the Board by Noon. All Applications received by Noon and that request special handling will have acknowledgement letters available by 4:00 p.m. the following business day.
The acknowledgment letter will serve as your proof of payment of the requisite fee and will need to be included with your written motion to the Texas Court in which you are requesting permission to participate.
4. File a sworn motion, in compliance with Rule XIX, in the Texas Court in
which you request to participate and include the acknowledgment letter, which
you will receive from the Board once your application is processed.
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