Attorneys from out of state who wish to litigate cases in US District Court for the Western 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 Western District of Michigan disfavors pro hac vice admission and prefers attorneys become full members of its bar. For attorneys who reside long distances from the courthouse, the local rules allow the court in its discretion to require the attorney to retain local counsel. Local counsel can also provide valuable insights into matters of local practice that can assist you in representing your client. Find available local counsel under the Local Counsel tab on this page.
The Western District of Michigan disfavors pro hac vice admission and prefers attorneys become full members of its bar. Complete the Petition for Admission and Electronic Filing Registration form and mail with the fee to the address on the petition. Once admitted, the CM/ECF password will be sent via US Mail.
Full admission to the Western District (in lieu of pro hac vice admission, which is disfavored) requires a Petition for Admission. Download free sample forms by clicking Forms on this page.
The Western District of Michigan disfavors pro hac vice admission. The fee for full admission to its bar is $200.