Attorneys from out of state who wish to litigate cases in US District Court for the Western District of Tennessee 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 in the Western District of Tennessee. 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.
Submit the Notice of Intent to File to the clerk, who will issue electronic filing credentials within 48 hours. When electronic filing access is gained, electronically file the Motion and two certificates of good standing into the case in which admission is sought. The fee can be paid at the time of filing.
Pro hac vice admission in the Western District of Tennessee requires a Motion, certificate of good standing from the highest court in the state in which the applicant is licensed, and a certificate of good standing from a US District Court in which the applicant is admitted. It also requires a Notice of Intent to File to gain access to the electronic filing system. Download free sample forms using the Forms tab on this page.
The fee for pro hac vice practice in the Western District of Tennessee is $100 per attorney, per case.