Pro Hac Vice Admission

Title 4, § 802 of the Maine Revised Statutes and Rule 89(b) of the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure (PDF) provide the rules regarding admission for attorneys licensed in other jurisdictions who are seeking pro hac vice admission.

Eligibility
Attorneys must be members in good standing of the bar of any other state or the District of Columbia.

Practice
Attorneys must actively associate with a member of the Maine Bar and remain associated with the Maine lawyer at all times. All process, notices, and other papers will be served on the Maine lawyer, and the Maine lawyer must sign all papers filed with the court. The court may require the Maine attorney’s presence for any proceeding. Out-of-state visiting attorneys are not permitted to file limited appearances.

Application
The Maine Bar member is required to submit the pro hac vice motion. The fee is $600 for pro hac vice admission to the Maine Supreme Court, the Maine Superior Courts, and the Maine District Courts. It is within the court’s discretion to grant or deny the pro hac vice motion.