INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRO HAC VICE ADMISSION (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)
As provided in B.L.R. 1001-2(a) and Civil L.R. 11-3,
an attorney who is not a member of the Bar of the Northern District of
California, but who is an active member in good standing of the bar of
another United States court or of the highest court of another state or
the District of Columbia, may appear in an action in this district
after he or she has been admitted to practice pro hac vice. Attorneys
wishing to appear pursuant to these local rules are requested to comply
with the following procedures.
For your convenience, the
following attachments are posted below as .pdf files: Application for
Admission Pro Hac Vice and Proposed Order Granting Application for
Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice. The application forms may be
completed and printed directly from the site.
1. Complete the
Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice in its entirety.
Please note that your signature will be considered an application on
oath that you have complied with each of the admission requirements
delineated on the form and that you will abide by the conditions of
admission described in Civil L.R. 11-3.
2. Complete all portions
of the Proposed Order Granting Application for Admission of Attorney Pro
Hac Vice. Below the signature line, type in the name of the Judge
assigned to the case. Do not include the date.
3. Mail or deliver
to the Office of the Clerk of the District Court an original and two
copies of each form, along with a stamped, self-addressed return
envelope AND a second envelope addressed to the Office of the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court in which the case is pending.
Upon application, provide a filing fee in the amount of $305.00. Checks
should be made payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court."
receiving your check, the District Court Clerk will forward your papers
and a receipt of payment to the Bankruptcy Court Clerk, who will
transmit the documents for the consideration of the Bankruptcy Judge.
If approved, a conformed copy of the signed order and your receipt will
be mailed to you. You are responsible for serving a copy of the order
upon all other parties to the action.
7. If your application is
rejected, you will be notified by the Bankruptcy Clerk. Your admission
fee will be refunded upon written request to the Clerk of the District
8. Following admission, all papers submitted for filing
shall indicate appearance pro hac vice, immediately following the
identifying information required by Civil L.R. 3-4 and B.L.R. 1001-2(a)(13).
9. Counsel are advised to obtain a copy of the Bankruptcy Local Rules and Civil Local Rules of the Northern District of California, available without charge from the Clerk's Office or from each Court's Internet site.