Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Georgia has a new Pro Hac Admission Process: $200 per case

Georgia has a new Uniform Rule of Superior Court, Rule 4.4 which has been revised and is now effective.

The rule sets forth a detailed process for applying for and obtaining pro hac vice admission in the State Courts of Georgia. A fee of $200 for each application must be paid to the State Bar of Georgia and the State Bar General Counsel's Office has the authority to object to a lawyer's proposed pro hac vice admission.

Go here for the text of the Rule.

My comment: Looks like the State Bar is trying to centralize and watch out of state lawyers who should likely be licensed here. Florida has been battling this demon as well.