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Instructions for Admission Pro Hac Vice


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Last Updated: October 9th, 2018

As of September 1, 2012, motions to appear Pro Hac Vice and payment of the associated fees must be filed online using the Court's Case Management / Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system. Orders granting motions for admission Pro Hac Vice may appear solely in electronic format without a pdf document attached. New Instructions and training for filing a motion for admission Pro Hac Vice on the District Court's CM/ECF system are below.

Motions for Pro Hac Vice are required to be electronically filed. The maximum file size for a single PDF document filed electronically on the ECF system is 10.0 megabytes (10.0 mb). Electronically filed documents must be filed in PDF-A format.

Please be advised that it is preferable for the applicant to file a pro hac vice motion on his or her own behalf since a sponsoring attorney is not required. Please see instructions below for details.

When a sponsoring attorney moves (files) a Pro Hac Vice Motion on behalf of an attorney applicant, the sponsoring attorney must notify the attorney applicant when the order has been signed granting Pro Hac Vice. The attorney applicant must, upon granting of the order, immediately obtain a PACER account and file a Notice of Appearance online using the Court's Case Management / Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system.

A separate Pro Hac Vice Motion is required for each attorney applicant.

Please check Judges Individual Practices for information on courtesy copy requirements.

Those applicants requiring full admission to practice in all cases should visit Attorney Admission and review Local Rule 1.3.

Prior to filing a Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice the attorney applicant must apply for a PACER account and request e-filing access to SDNY. Pacer.gov > Manage My Account > Maintenance > Attorney Admissions/E-File Registration.

Instructions and Forms for Admission Pro Hac Vice

Instructions for Admission Pro Hac Vice by Written Motion

  • At www.pacer.gov, apply for pro hac vice electronic filing privileges; you must enter the case number in the PACER application indicating the case you will be filing the pro hac vice motion and
  • on the S.D.N.Y. ECF system, electronically file:

    A MOTION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE with the attorney's full contact information without a return date (see sample motion),

    An AFFIDAVIT by the applicant in support of the Motion stating:
    (a) whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a felony, (b) whether the applicant has ever been censured, suspended, disbarred or denied admission or readmission by any court, (c) whether there are any disciplinary proceedings presently against the applicant and (d) the facts and circumstances surrounding any affirmative responses to (a) through (c).

    CERTIFICATE(S) OF GOOD STANDING issued within 30 days for the attorney from each state court in which the applicant is a member of the bar

    A proposed ORDER FOR ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE (see sample order) must be attached to the motion for pro hac vice.

    PAY THE FEE for Admission Pro Hac Vice electronically on the ECF system

Instructions for Admission Pro Hac Vice by Oral Motion

When time does not permit a written motion, an attorney may move for admission by oral motion for pro hac vice. A proposed ORDER FOR ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE ON ORAL MOTION must be completed in advance of the appearance (see sample order).

Immediately after the Motion for Admission is made in open court and granted, the attorney is required to:

Apply for a PACER Account (see instructions above), Go to www.PACER.gov select the option for Pro Hac Vice and complete the information requested. If your pro hac application is in order you will receive an email with payment instructions

Forward a cover letter with case number and a CERTIFICATE(S) OF GOOD STANDING issued within 30 days for the attorney from each state court in which the applicant is a member of the bar. Please review our Certificate of Good Standing Contact List.

An affidavit by the applicant stating (a) whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a felony, (b) whether the applicant has ever been censured, suspended, disbarred or denied admission or readmission by any court, (c) whether there are any disciplinary proceedings presently against the applicant and (d) the facts and circumstances surrounding any affirmative responses to (a) through (c).