US District Court for the Southern District of Iowa Pro Hac Vice

Court Description

Attorneys from out of state who wish to litigate cases in US District Court for the Southern District of Iowa 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:

Is there a Fee?

Yes. Local counsel is a condition of admission in the Southern District of Iowa. 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.

What Documents Do I Need?

Complete and email the ECF Registration Form to the address listed on the form. In the alternative, it may be attached to the Motion when filed by local counsel into the case in which admission is sought. The filing fee is paid online at the time of filing on

How do I Apply?

You will need an ECF Registration Form and a Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice.

Is Local Counsel Required?

The fee for pro hac vice admission is $75.