Attorneys from out of state who wish to litigate cases in US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois 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:
Yes. Local counsel is a condition of pro hac vice admission in the Bankruptcy Courts of the Northern District of Illinois. Local counsel can provide valuable insights into local practice which can assist you in representing your client. Choose from available local counsel by choosing the Local Counsel tab on this page.
Pay the fee to the clerk of the District Court and receive a receipt. File the Motion for Leave and the payment receipt with the clerk of the Bankruptcy Court. You must take an online course (available at the District Court’s website) to obtain electronic filing privileges.
You will need a Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice (provided by the District Court). An Order is not required for admission to the Bankruptcy Courts in the Northern District of Illinois. Download free sample forms by choosing the Forms tab on this page.
Yes. The fee to appear pro hac vice in the Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern District of Illinois is $50.