Attorneys from out of state who wish to litigate cases in US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama 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 rules do not specify a requirement for local counsel; admission with the assistance of local counsel is, however, common practice. 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.
The fee for pro hac vice admission in the Middle District of Alabama is $50 per attorney, per case, and should be made payable to Clerk, US District Court.
You will need a Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice and Certificates of Good Standing from the jurisdictions in which the applicant is licensed. Download free sample forms by choosing Forms on this page.
E-file the Motion for Admission with Certificates of Good Standing attached and mail the check to U.S.D.C. Clerk of Court, PO BOX 711, Montgomery, AL 36101. Note that the applicant must be admitted to the federal court in the district where he or she normally practices to gain admission in the Middle District of Alabama.