Attorneys from out of state who wish to litigate cases in US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan 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 Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan do not allow pro hac vice admission. However, the federal district court for the Eastern District governs admission to both courts, and it does allow attorneys licensed in any US jurisdiction to become a member of the bar of the Eastern District of Michigan so long as the attorney retains local counsel. Local counsel can also provide valuable insights into matters of local practice that can assist you in representing your client. Choose from available local counsel by choosing the Local Counsel tab on this page.
Pro hac vice admission is not permitted in the bankruptcy courts for the Eastern District of Michigan. Full admission to the bar of the district court is required. The Application, certificate of good standing, and fee can be mailed to the address on the application. Thereafter, the court will coordinate for an in person or remote swearing in and registration to the CM/ECF system.
Full membership to the bar of the Eastern District of Michigan (which allows practice before the bankruptcy court) requires an Application and an original certificate of good standing. Download free sample forms under the Forms tab on this page.
Pro hac vice admission is not allowed in the bankruptcy courts for the Eastern District of Michigan; the District uses full membership to its bar as a substitute. The fee for full admission is $226.