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This application is for first-time Pro Hac Vice applicants. If you have ever applied for Pro Hac Vice admission in Michigan, you should login to your existing account. Email for login assistance.
Password must be at least 7 characters in length. Must be a combination of letters and numbers (at least one of each).

Primary Address

Secondary Address

All mailings default to the Primary Address unless checked below.

Use for Bar Journal & section mailings
Use for licensing mailings (i.e. bar cards)


Out-of-state and foreign lawyers seeking to appear before a Michigan court, administrative tribunal or agency, or arbitration proceeding, must comply with Michigan’s pro hac vice rule. Lawyers seeking temporary admission should review MCR 8.126, MCR 9.108, and Rule 15 of the Rules Concerning the State Bar of Michigan. Every lawyer admitted under the pro hac vice rule is subject to the jurisdiction of Michigan's lawyer discipline system. MCR 8.126 provides that an out-of-state lawyer is permitted to appear and practice in no more than five cases in a 365-day period.

To complete your application, you will need to:

  • Create an account with your contact information.
  • Enter the court, administrative tribunal or agency, or arbitration panel information.
  • Enter the Michigan attorney's information.
  • Upload a motion prepared and signed by a licensed Michigan attorney seeking your temporary admission.
  • Upload a certificate of good standing from one jurisdiction where you are licensed and eligible to practice. Rule of thumb, the certificate should be dated within 60 days of the motion for admission.
  • Upload an affidavit, signed by you, in compliance with MCR 8.126.
  • Pay the required fee by credit card or echeck.


All documents noted above MUST be uploaded at the time of submission. There is no opportunity to supplement your application; please do not begin the application process until you have compiled all required documents and are prepared to upload them at one time. Your application will not be processed unless all documents are included.

Completing this process does not guarantee temporary admission. Only an order entered by the court, administrative tribunal or agency, or arbitrator allows temporary admission.


Only your correct name may be used on the official register. Your business address and related information are required on the application.

Published Directory Address

The address you supply is considered your published directory address and will be used for State Bar purposes, including all mailing lists and directory listings unless otherwise requested. When you provide an email address, it will be published in the member directory (unless otherwise noted) and used periodically to communicate with you.

Secondary Address

If your published directory address is a post office box, you must provide a street address of your business or residence. Any member can provide a secondary address to be used for Bar Journal, section mailings, and general correspondence (such as refunds and suspension letters).

Supreme Court Rules Concerning the State Bar of Michigan

Rule 2—Membership

. . . Each member . . . must provide the State Bar with the member’s correct name and address, and such additional information as may be required. If the address provided is a mailing address only, the member must also provide a street or building address for the member’s business or residence. No member shall practice law in the state until such information has been provided. . . .