Rule 301. Admission pro hac vice.
(a) General rule. The provisions of Subchapter B of these rules (relating to admission to the bar generally) do not apply to motions for admission pro hac vice. An attorney, barrister or advocate who is qualified to practice in the courts of another state or of a foreign jurisdiction may be specially admitted to the bar of this Commonwealth for purposes limited to a particular matter. An attorney, barrister or advocate admitted pro hac vice in a matter shall not thereby be authorized to act as attorney of record in such matter.
(b) Procedure. The general requirements for applicants seeking admission pro hac vice are:
(1) Applicants shall provide such information and pay such fee to the Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyer Trust Account (IOLTA) Board as is required by the regulations concerning pro hac vice admission that have been adopted by the IOLTA Board and approved by the Court.
(2) Pro hac vice admissions shall be only on motion of a member of the bar of this Commonwealth. Except as otherwise prescribed by general rule, such motion shall be signed by the member of the bar, shall recite all relevant facts, including, if applicable, those averments required by regulations adopted by the IOLTA Board, and shall be filed with the clerk of the court in which or with the magisterial district judge before which the matter is pending at least three days prior to the appearance before the court or magisterial district judge by the attorney, barrister, or advocate seeking pro hac vice admission. Any court or magisterial district judge shall grant such a motion unless good cause for denial shall appear, which shall include failure to comply with applicable regulations promulgated by the IOLTA Board.
(3) The oath shall not be required.
Based on U. S. Supreme Court Rule 6 and on former Supreme Court Rule 13 (last paragraph).
The provisions of this Rule 301 amended June 29, 2007, effective September 4, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 3212. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (325751).
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