Admission Pro Hac Vice

Local Rule 83.1B, below, sets forth the requirements for admission pro hac vice.

83.1B. Permission to Practice in a Particular Case.

A non-resident attorney who is not an active member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia, but who is a member in good standing of the bar of any United States court or of the highest court of any State may apply in writing for permission to appear pro hac vice.

Applications for admission pro hac vice may be obtained from the clerk through this website and will be filed electronically by designated local counsel. The applicant shall state under penalty of perjury, the applicant's (1) residence address, (2) office address and telephone number, (3) the courts to which admitted to practice and the dates of admission, and (4) a statement that the applicant is in good standing and eligible to practice in all courts to which admitted. A non-resident attorney will not be permitted to appear until the applicant's application for admission pro hac vice has been signed by the district judge to whom the case is assigned or by the district judge's courtroom deputy, if so authorized by the district judge. (Emphasis supplied.)

An attorney applying to appear pro hac vice must designate a local member of the Bar of the Northern District of Georgia with whom the opposing counsel and the court may readily communicate regarding the conduct of the case and upon whom papers shall be served. The address, telephone number, and written consent of the designated local counsel must be filed within the attorney's pro hac vice application. All attorneys signing as local counsel are subject to verification of enrollment and status of good standing with the State Bar of Georgia prior to application approval. Attorneys are reminded of their duty to verify the bar admission status of any attorney they are sponsoring.

If the non-resident attorney fails to respond to any order of the court for appearance or otherwise, the local attorney shall have the responsibility and full authority to act for and on behalf of the client in all proceedings in connection with the case, including hearings, pretrial conferences, and trial.

Electronic Application: Applications for admission pro hac vice may be obtained using this link and shall be filed electronically by designated local counsel. Payment must be made during the electronic filing of the completed application by the designated local counsel.

Admission Fee: $150.00: Credit card, cash, U.S. Postal money order, cashier's check, or law firm check (payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court"). Credit card payment may be made online, and payments must be filed electronically by designated local counsel.

Designated Local Counsel: Must be an active member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia and the Bar of the Northern District of Georgia and maintain an office and reside in the Northern District of Georgia.

Mandatory Requirements

1. Provide all required information when creating your application including a list of all cases filed in this court in which applicant has appeared as counsel as well as local counsel's name and bar number in the spaces provided.

2. Save the completed application in PDF format and file in the appropriate case.

3. Pay $150.00 fee at time of filing.

Once the order is signed and pro hac vice admission is granted, you will be automatically issued a login and password for Electronic Case Filing (ECF) if applicant has not previously been assigned one. The login and password will be sent to the email address provided on the application.

Exception:  Attorneys who have been permitted to practice in multi-district litigation pending in the Northern District of Georgia without completing the standard pro hac vice application form may obtain a login and password to the Court's CM/ECF system after filing an appearance in the case by clicking here to register.