Attorneys from out of state who wish to litigate cases in US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado 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:
Local counsel is not required to gain admission to the Bankruptcy Courts in the District of Colorado because pro hac vice admission is not permitted. All attorneys, both in state and out of state, must be fully admitted to the District Court to practice in the Bankruptcy Courts (this does not require bar admission in Colorado). However, 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.
Visit the Attorney Services Portal on the District of Colorado’s website to complete your registration online and pay the fee. Pro hac vice admission is not available in the Bankruptcy Courts of the District of Colorado, and therefore admission to the District Court is required (it does not require a Colorado license).
All documents must be completed electronically on the District of Colorado’s website, found in the Attorney Services Portal.
Yes. The fee for full admission to the District of Colorado is $211, payable on pay.gov.