Attorneys from out of state who wish to litigate cases in US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida 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:
Both the Bankruptcy Court and the District Court for the Northern District of Florida treat pro hac vice attorneys as if they are admitted directly to the bar of the court. Therefore, local counsel is not required, but 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.
Mail the petition and fee to the address located on the bottom of the petition. Once admitted, you are considered a member of the bar of the Northern District of Florida (which allows you to practice in Bankruptcy Court) and will remain one even once the case has terminated. The court will email electronic filing registration information.
The Northern District of Florida does not distinguish between full members and pro hac vice attorneys. Therefore, full admission to the District Court for the Northern District of Florida is required to practice before the Bankruptcy Courts. You will need a Petition for Admission, which certifies that you have completed the online training for CM/ECF filing available on the District’s website. You will also need a certificate of good standing from the state in which you practice. Download sample forms by choosing the Forms tab on this page.
The fee for full admission to the Northern District of Florida (including the Bankruptcy Courts) is $196.