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Temporary Practice


LAW STUDENT PRACTICE

Law Student Practice is governed by Rule 14-807. An individual currently enrolled in law school may practice under supervision in certain circumstances. This practice is overseen by the law school—no documentation needs to be filed with the Bar.


LAW GRADUATE PRACTICE

Law Graduate Practice is governed by Rule 14-807. A law graduate is eligible to practice under supervision in certain circumstances for up to 18 months. The law school graduate and their supervisor must sign and submit a Law Graduate Practice Request Form. If the graduate has not yet submitted an application to the Utah State Bar, they will need to ask their law school to send a Certificate of Law School Graduation directly to Admissions. Once the graduate has been approved for the Law Graduate Certificate, they will need to pay a $35 administrative fee.

Practice may begin once the graduate receives the Law Graduate Practice Certificate from the Bar. The Bar attempts to process these requests quickly, but please allow at least 3 business days from the date Admissions received all of the necessary documentation. Forms should be sent to: temporarypractice@utahbar.org. 


PRACTICE PENDING ADMISSION

Practice Pending Admission is governed by Rule 14-809. An attorney who has been licensed and practicing full time for 60 of the last 84 months in another state may practice under supervision while awaiting the approval of his or her application. Practice Pending Admission Certificate can only be requested by those who have a complete and submitted application pending with the Bar. The attorney and their supervisor must sign and submit a Practice Pending Admission Request Form. Once the applicant has been approved, they may then pay a $100 administrative fee through their Application Home Page.

Practice may begin once the attorney receives the Practice Pending Admission Certificate from the Bar. The Bar attempts to process these requests quickly, but please allow at least 3 business days from the date Admissions receives all necessary documentation. If your application is incomplete, your request for a Certificate will not be considered until you have provided a complete application. Forms should be sent to: temporarypractice@utahbar.org. 


PRO HAC VICE

Pro Hac Vice admission is overseen by the General Counsel’s Office of the Bar rather than by Admissions. Please visit https://www.utahbar.org/admissions/pro-hac-vice/ for information. See Rule 14-806. Admission pro hac vice.