US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia Pro Hac Vice

Court Description

Attorneys from out of state who wish to litigate cases in US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia 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:

Is there a Fee?

Yes. Local counsel is required as a condition of admission in the Bankruptcy Courts for the US District Court for the District of Columbia. 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.

What Documents Do I Need?

File a Notice of Appearance for the pro hac vice attorney and local counsel into the case in which admission is sought.

How do I Apply?

A formal motion is not required. Rather, pro hac vice counsel can appear as long as local counsel is retained and signs all documents. Download free sample forms using the Forms tab on this page.

Is Local Counsel Required?

There is no fee specified for pro hac vice admission in the bankruptcy courts in this District.