A lawyer not licensed to practice law in Tennessee, who is licensed in another
United States jurisdiction, and who resides outside Tennessee shall be permitted* to appear pro hac vice, file pleadings, motions, briefs, and other
papers and to fully participate in a particular proceeding before a trial or
appellate court of Tennessee if the lawyer complies with certain conditions.
The terms and conditions for Pro Hac Vice attorneys are defined in Rule 19 of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.
Pro hac vice attorneys are required to file a copy of the motion and supporting
papers with the Board of Professional Responsibility prior to filing with
the court. Additionally, pro hac vice attorneys are required to pay to the
Board a fee equal to the fee required of Tennessee lawyers, currently $170.00,
per calendar year. For a complete and unabridged description of the rules and
requirements for pro hac vice attorneys, please refer to Rule 19 of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.
Additional information may be found in the
Pro Hac Vice Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
A sample affidavit is provided in Microsoft Word (.doc),
Corel WordPerfect (.wpd), and
Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) formats.
For further assistance, please
contact the Board of Professional Responsibility at (800) 486-5714 ext. 244 or
locally at (615) 361-7500 ext. 244.
To find a Pro Hac Vice Attorney who has registered with the Board for the current
calendar year, type all or part of the attorney's name in the boxes below and
press the Search button.
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||Pro hac vice admission is granted only by the trial courts and not by the Board of Professional Responsibility. Listings on the Board's website for pro hac vice attorneys indicate only that application has been made to the trial court and the applicant is in compliance with Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 19(f) for the calendar year indicated. Admission is pending until granted by the trial court.
Attorneys seeking pro hac vice admission must pay the fee and register with the Board of Professional Responsibility by sending copies of the motion for admission, affidavit, and current certificate of good standing (dated within 30 days) from the court of last resort of the licensing jurisdiction in which they principally practice.
If not paying online, a check in the amount of $170 per attorney seeking admission should be made payable to the Board of Professional Responsibility and enclosed with the required copies. (Note: one check may be submitted for payment of the registration fee for multiple attorneys from the same firm.)
Copies may be provided as follows:
Board of Professional Responsibility
10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 220
Brentwood, TN 37027
615-367-2480; Attention: PHV Department
For attorneys applying for pro hac vice admission the first time, please send to the Board of Professional
Responsibility copies of the motion, affidavit, and certificate of good standing either via the U.S. Postal
Service, fax, or e-mail.
Once your record is complete, your status as a pro hac vice attorney in the Board's records will be
"Active," however, in order to complete the process you will also need to be admitted by the trial court.
You may wish to check your status and print a copy of your listing for your records.
For additional questions, you may contact our Registration Department at 1-800-486-5714, ext. 244.
Through the pro hac vice portal you may:
- Begin the registration process
- Pay the $170 registration fee (for either new or renewal fees)
- Review your registration status
- Review and update your contact information
- Add and/or edit your case participation information
For Attorneys Applying for Pro Hac Vice Admission the First Time and Using the Portal:
- Log on to the PHV portal
- Enter your contact information
- Add your "Case Participation" information
- Pay the current year registration fee invoice
- Send to the Board of Professional Responsibility copies of the motion, affidavit, and certificate of good standing either via the U.S. Postal Service, fax, or e-mail
Once your record is complete, your status as a pro hac vice attorney in the Board's records will be changed to "Active," however, in order to complete the process you will also need to be admitted by the trial court. You may wish to check your status and print a copy of your listing for your records.
If you experience difficulty accessing the portal, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the attorney portal by reading the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).