Attorneys from out of state who wish to litigate cases in US District Court for the Southern 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:
You will need the Attorney Application for Pro Hac Vice Admission and a Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Download free sample forms by choosing Forms on this page. You will also need a Certificate of Good Standing from the federal court in the state where the applicant is admitted to practice.
Register on the Southern District's website for an electronic filing password. Fill out the Attorney Application for Pro Hac Vice Admission and mail to the address on the packet with the Certificate of Good Standing and fee made payable to Clerk, US District Court. Once a filing password has been received, file the Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice in your case.
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.
There is a $50 fee for pro hac vice admission in the Southern District of Alabama.