Attorneys from out of state who wish to litigate cases in US District Court for the Western District of Virginia 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 pro hac vice practice in the Western District of Virginia. 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 electronically file the Motion and proposed Order into the case in which admission is sought. After admission is granted, pro hac vice counsel should register for electronic filing privileges as soon as possible.
Admission to practice pro hac vice in the Western District of Virginia requires a Motion and proposed Order. Download free sample forms using the Forms tab on this page.
There is no fee for admission to practice pro hac vice in the Western District of Virginia.