Attorneys from out of state who wish to litigate cases in US District Court for the District of Rhode Island 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:
Yes. Local counsel is a condition of admission in the District of Rhode Island. Local counsel can also provide valuable insights into matters of local practice that can assist you in the representation of your client. Find available local counsel by choosing the Local Counsel tab on this page.
Local counsel should file the Motion for Admission into the case in which admission is sought. The fee is payable at the time of filing. Pro hac vice counsel should register for electronic filing access on the District of Rhode Island’s website.
Pro hac vice admission in the District of Rhode Island requires a Motion for Admission. Download free sample forms by choosing Forms on this page.
The fee to practice pro hac vice in the District of Rhode Island is $50.