Attorneys from out of state who wish to litigate cases in US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama must associate with local counsel. We provide required forms and answers to common questions about admission, always at no charge.
The rules for pro hac vice admission in the state, federal, and bankruptcy courts differ. For more information about the federal or bankruptcy district in which you need admission, use the following links:
The Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama follows the same rules for admission as the District Court. These rules do not specify a requirement for local counsel; admission with the assistance of local counsel is, however, common practice. Local counsel can provide valuable insight into matters of local practice that can assist you in representing your client. Choose from available local counsel by choosing Local Counsel on this page.
The Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama has adopted the admission rules for the District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Go to the Northern District’s website and register for online filing for pro hac vice attorneys. E-file the Motion for Admission into the bankruptcy case in which admission is sought. Note that the applicant must be admitted to the federal court in the district where he or she normally practices to gain admission in the Northern District of Alabama.
You will need a Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice. Download free sample forms by choosing Forms on this page.
The fee for pro hac vice admission in the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama is $50 per attorney, per case, and can be paid on pay.gov during filing or mailed to the Clerk, US District Court (not bankruptcy court).