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Professional Regulation > Bar Admission > Pro Hac Vice Admissions
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Pro Hac Vice FAQ

Question: 

What is the cost of filing a Petition for pro hac vice Admissions?

Answer:  

The filing fee for a Petition for pro hac vice Admission is One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) made payable to the Clerk of the Supreme Court then forwarded to the Supreme Court.  

  

  

Question: 

What documents are required to be filed in support of a Petition for pro hac vice Admissions?  

Answer:  

(1)        A separate petition must be filed by an attorney who is of record in the pending litigation and a member of the Virgin Islands Bar in good standing. The Petition cannot be a motion in the pending action for which the attorney seeks pro hac vice admission.  

  

(2)        Both the attorney filing the petition and the attorney seeking pro hac vice admission must submit separate affidavits in support of the Petition for pro hac vice admission.  

  

(3)        The attorney seeking pro hac vice admission must complete the Questionnaire for Attorney seeking Admission pro hac vice before the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands and the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands pursuant to Rule 201. If a question is inapplicable, the attorney seeking pro hac vice admission should state so.  

  

(4)        The attorney seeking pro hac vice admission must submit current certificates of good standing from the highest court in all jurisdictions in which he/she has been admitted.  

  

(5)        The attorney seeking pro hac vice admission must submit documentation from the Virgin Islands Bar Association, evidencing that all pro hac vice membership dues have been paid to that agency.  

  

(6)        The attorney seeking pro hac vice admission must submit documentation evidencing that payment of licensing fees has been paid to the Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.  

  

  

Question: 

Will a letter from the state bar be accepted as evidence of the status of my bar membership in a particular jurisdiction?  

Answer:  

Only a certificate of good standings from the highest Court in all jurisdictions where the attorney is admitted can be accepted for the Court's consideration.    

  

  

Question: 

How many times can an attorney be admitted pro hac vice before the Supreme Court and the Superior Court?   

Answer: 

Pursuant to V.I.S.CT. R. 201(b), an attorney or law firm is limited to total of three (3) pro hac vice admissions.  

  

  

Question: 

Where can I obtain a list of names of attorneys admitted to the Virgin Islands Bar?  

Answer:  

The Virgin Islands Bar Association publishes an online Directory of Attorneys, you may visit the Bar's website by clicking here. 

  

  

Question: 

Are membership dues and licensing fees one and the same?  

Answer:  

No. You may contact the Virgin Islands Bar Association regarding membership dues and the Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs regarding applicable licensing fees.  

  

  

  

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