The nonresident attorney shall, in the certification accompanying the petition, indicate the number of times the nonresident attorney has, within the five (5) years preceding the filing of the petition, appeared pro hac vice in a case or other proceeding in the State of Rhode Island, identifying the other cases or proceedings in which the nonresident attorney has been admitted pro hac vice. Unless the Supreme Court, the court granting pro hac vice admission, or the tribunal itself permits otherwise, any nonresident attorney who is granted such leave to practice before a particular tribunal shall not engage in any proceeding, hearing, or trial therein unless there is present in the courtroom or hearing room for the duration of the proceeding, hearing, or trial a member of the bar of Rhode Island who shall be prepared to continue with the proceeding, hearing, or trial in the absence of the nonresident attorney who has been so granted leave.
Good cause for according such privilege shall be limited to facts or circumstances affecting the personal or financial welfare of the client and not the attorney. Such facts may include but are not limited to the following:
A separate miscellaneous petition and filing fee shall be required of each attorney seeking pro hac vice admission, except where such admission is sought to represent a party in respect to a prior pending action, appeal, or other proceeding in the court from which admission pro hac vice is sought, in which event a motion in lieu of a miscellaneous petition may be filed within that action, appeal, or other proceeding without the necessity of any additional filing fee.
Miscellaneous petitions seeking admission pro hac vice shall be filed in the respective courts using the Rhode Island Judiciary's Electronic Filing System in accordance with Article X of the Rhode Island Supreme Court Rules and the respective court rules of procedure. The most current forms for pro hac vice are located on the Judiciary's website at www.courts.ri.gov under the heading of Public Resources, Forms.
An in-house counsel shall be permitted to practice law in this state but only on behalf of the corporation or other entity by which the in-house counsel is employed, its directors, officers, and employees in their respective official or employment capacities, and/or its commonly owned or controlled organizational affiliates, except that an in-house counsel shall not appear in the courts of this state, and shall not appear in any agency or municipal proceeding that the attorney has reason to believe prior to the proceeding is contested unless the attorney is admitted pro hac vice pursuant to subsection (a) and any provisional orders of this Court. In-house counsel registered with the Court pursuant to this rule may provide pro bono legal services offered and supervised by the Rhode Island Bar Association.
R.I. Sup. Ct. R. 9