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Pro Hac Vice

To make legal arguments or sign legal documents in Commission proceedings, an attorney must be in good standing with the Oregon State Bar, or affiliate with such an attorney and appear pro hac vice
See OAR 860-001-0320.

A motion to appear pro hac vice before the Commission must contain the following:

  • Certificate of compliance for pro hac vice admission, available on the Oregon State Bar website  which covers most of the Uniform Trial Court Rule (UTCR) 3.170(1) requirements;
  • Certificate of good standing from the jurisdiction in which the attorney regularly practices; and
  • If the attorney's appearance before the PUC will constitute the private practice of law under ORS​ 9.160​ and related statutes, a Certificate of insurance covering the attorney’s activities in Oregon and providing professional liability insurance substantially equivalent to the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund Plan.
  • A statement that the applying attorney is associated with a member of the Oregon State Bar who will "participate meaningfully in the matter."  The associated attorney must one of the party representatives identified on the service list. 
Applications to appear pro hac vice are made on a case-by-case basis.  Each application is good for one attorney, per case, per year.  No fee need be submitted.  Additional guidance is provided by UTCR 3.170, also found on the Oregon State Bar website.