Attorneys from out of state who wish to litigate cases in US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania 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:
Local counsel is not strictly required by the Western District of Pennsylvania local rules. However, local counsel can provide valuable insight into matters of local practice which can impact your representation of your client. Find available local counsel by choosing the Local Counsel tab on this page.
The applicant should register to file electronically on the Western District’s website. Thereafter, file the Motion into the case in which admission is sought. The fee is payable at the time of filing.
Pro hac vice admission to the Western District of Pennsylvania requires a Motion for Admission. You will also need a certificate of good standing from the jurisdiction in which you primarily practice. Download free sample forms on the Forms tab on this page.
The fee to practice pro hac vice in the Western District of Pennsylvania is $40.