Pro hac vice


Pro hac vice

Pro hac vice, Latin for "for this occasion" or "for this event," (literally, "for this turn") is a legal term usually referring to a lawyer who has not been admitted to practice in a certain jurisdiction but has been allowed to participate in a particular case in that jurisdiction.

The right to appear "pro hac vice" is not guaranteed. Rather, the attorney wanting to practice in a jurisdiction within which he or she is not licensed must specifically request permission from the court to be able to appear as an attorney of record. This is accomplished with a "Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice", where another attorney who is licensed in the jurisdiction requests that the non-licensed attorney be admitted to practice in a particular case.

In addition to the motion, the non-licensed attorney is typically required to provide the court with a statement from his local bar association indicating that he is a member in good standing and also pay a small fee to the local bar association.

A fictional example of a "pro hac vice" appearance occurs in the film "The Devil's Advocate", where Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) argues a case for the New York firm he has just joined after moving from Florida.

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* [http://www.nolo.com/definition.cfm/Term/CCE07968-3D28-4411-9D7F5F37B7E51A58/alpha/P/ Definition at Nolo Press's legal glossary]


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