The Iowa Supreme Court adopted several amendments to rule 31.14 on Dec. 16. The new rules on pro hac vice, temporary practice and their administration by staff will take effect Jan. 1.
Beginning next year, applicants for pro hac vice status will now be required to register with the court's Office of Professional Regulation and pay a fee. The order also adopts conforming amendments to forms in rule 31.25, "Registration Statement for Lawyer Engaging in Temporary Practice Following Determination of Major Disaster."
The final change from Friday's order amends a February statement and allows clerks of court and administrative agency staff the option to confirm that applicants have registered and paid the fee by checking the OPR database.