PRO HACE VICE ADMISSION AND RULE OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NEW JERSEY

 

 

  Scope of Admission.......................................................(a)

  New Jersey Attorneys....................................................(b)

   Appearance Pro Hac Vice; Local Counsel.....................(c)

   Adherence to Schedules; Sanctions................................(d)

   Appearance by Patent Attorneys....................................(e)

   Appearance by Attorneys for the United States...............(f)

   Appearance by Professional Law Corporations..............(g)

   Appearance by Supervised Law Students......................(h)

    Admission Fee..............................................................(i)

 

(a) Scope of Admission

The bar of this Court shall consist of those persons heretofore admitted to practice in this Courtand those who may hereafter be admitted in accordance with these Rules.

(b) New Jersey Attorneys

Any attorney licensed to practice by the Supreme Court of New Jersey may be admitted as anattorney at law on motion of a member of the bar of this Court, made in open court, and upon taking the prescribed oath and signing the roll. Any New Jersey attorney deemed ineligible to practice law by order of the New Jersey Supreme Court entered pursuant to New Jersey Court Rule 1:28-2(a) shall not be eligible to practice law in this Court during the period of such ineligibility. Any attorney licensed to practice by the Supreme Court of New Jersey who hasresigned from the New Jersey bar shall be deemed to have resigned from the bar of this Courteffective as of the same date as his/her resignation from the New Jersey bar.

(c) Appearance Pro Hac Vice; Local Counsel

(1) Any member in good standing of the bar of any court of the United States or of the highest court of any state, who is not under suspension or disbarment by any court and is ineligible for admission to the bar of this Court under L.Civ.R. 101.1(b), may in the discretion of the Court, onmotion, be permitted to appear and participate in a particular case. The motion shall contain a certified statement of the applicant disclosing each bar in which the applicant is a member ingood standing including the year of admission and the name and address of the official or office maintaining the roll of such members of its bar; in lieu thereof, the motion may attach acertificate of good standing issued by the person or office maintaining the roll of the members of its bar. The motion shall contain a statement certifying that no disciplinary proceedings are pending against the attorney in any jurisdiction and no discipline has previously been imposed onthe attorney in any jurisdiction. If discipline has previously been imposed within the past five years, the certification shall state the date, jurisdiction, nature of the ethics violation and the penalty imposed. If proceedings are pending, the certification shall specify the jurisdiction, the charges and the likely time of their disposition. An attorney admitted pro hac vice shall have the continuing obligation during the period of such admission promptly to advise the court of the disposition made of pending charges or of the institution of new disciplinary proceedings.

(2) The order of the Court granting a motion to appear pro hac vice shall require the out-of-state attorney to make a payment to the New Jersey Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection as provided by New Jersey Court Rule 1:28-2(a). This payment shall be made for any year in which the admitted attorney continues to represent a client in a matter pending in this Court. A copy of the order shall be forwarded by the Clerk to the Treasurer of the Fund.

(3) The order of the Court granting a motion to appear pro hac vice shall require the out-of-state attorney to make a payment of $150.00 on each admission payable to the Clerk, USDC.

(4) If it has not been done prior to the granting of such motion, an appearance as counsel ofrecord shall be filed promptly by a member of the bar of this Court upon whom all notices, ordersand pleadings may be served, and who shall promptly notify his or her specially admitted associate of their receipt. Only an attorney at law of this Court may file papers, enter appearancesfor parties, sign stipulations, or sign and receive payments on judgments, decrees or orders. A lawyer admitted pro hac vice is deemed to have agreed to take no fee in any tort case in excess ofNew Jersey Court Rule 1:21-7 governing contingent fees.

(5) A lawyer admitted pro hac vice is within the disciplinary jurisdiction of this Court.

(d) Adherence to Schedules; Sanctions

All members of the bar of this Court and those specially permitted to participate in a particularaction shall strictly observe the dates fixed for scheduling conferences, motions, pretrial conferences, trials or any other proceedings. Failure of counsel for any party, or of a party appearing pro se, to comply with this Rule may result in the imposition of sanctions, including the withdrawal of the permission granted under L.Civ.R. 101.1(c) to participate in the particular action. All applications for adjournment shall be made promptly and directed to the Judge or Magistrate Judge to whom the matter is assigned.