Written by Craig D. Robins, Esq.
Attorneys admitted in other federal courts can also practice in Long Island Bankruptcy Court if they get permission
I previously wrote that Only Certain Attorneys Can Practice in Bankruptcy Court here on Long Island or Brooklyn. The attorney has to be admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
However, attorneys from other jurisdictions can also practice in our court by making a “motion pro hac vici.”
“Pro hac vici” is Latin for “this time only. So if an out-of-state attorney has a pending matter in our court, he or she can simply petition the court for temporary admission that is applicable to that one case.
The procedures for being admitted pro hac vice are set forth in E.D.N.Y. Local Bankruptcy Rule 2090-1(b), which include bringing a motion, an affirmation in support, and a proposed order. The attorney must also file a Certificate of Good Standing issued within 30 days and pay a $25 filing fee.