1. WHEN MUST I E-FILE FOR PRO HAC VICE APPLICATION?
    1. E-filing in civil cases became mandatory on April 1, 2013.  E-filing in probate cases becomes mandatory on July 1, 2013. With very few exceptions (pro se litigants and specific hardships approved by the Judicial Council), no paper filing will be permitted. See Code of Judicial Administration Rule 4-503.
  2. ARE OUT-OF-STATE LAWYERS PERMITTED TO E-FILE?
    1. No. The Utah courts have made no provisions for out-of-state lawyers or those who are not licensed in Utah to e-file.
  3. I AM AN OUT-OF-STATE LAWYER APPLYING FOR PRO HAC VICE;  CAN I USE MY SPONSORING ATTORNEY’S E-FILING ACCOUNT?
    1. No. E-filing is a certification under Rule 11 that that the filer is an attorney of record. You are not an attorney of record until you have been admitted pro hac in the case. Even then, you are not a Utah attorney of record with an assigned Identifier Number. Your in-state resident sponsoring attorney must e-file on your behalf.
  4. OK, SO WHAT DO I DO?
    1. Your in-state sponsoring attorney – who should already have a certified e-filing service provider (EFSP)account - must e-file your application at the proper court along with the necessary supporting documentation including a scan of the Bar’s Acknowledgement and Receipt.  And then e-file a proposed order for your admittance.
  5. WHAT IS SUBMITTED TO THE UTAH STATE BAR?
    1. You submit the same documentation that has always been required in order to obtain the necessary Acknowledgement and Receipt from us.
  6. IF I AM A UTAH SPONSORING ATTORNEY, WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT E-FILING IN UTAH COURTS?
    1. See www.utcourts.gov/efiling for details.
  7. WHERE CAN I LOCATE GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRO HAC VICE PROCESS, INCLUDING HOW TO FIND AN INSTATE SPONSORING ATTORNEY
    1. Please visit the Utah State Bar Pro Hac Vice Information Page.