Pro Hac Vice Procedure


Procedure for Applying to Appear Pro Hac Vice
1. Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice is filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court

The original motion must be filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. It may be filed electronically by a member of the bar on behalf of the attorney seeking permission to appear pro hac vice or the motion may be filed in paper by the attorney him/herself.

2. Payment of the Fee is to U.S. District Court

Immediately upon filing the motion in the Bankruptcy Court, the attorney must mail or deliver a check, payable to “Clerk, U.S. District Court,” to the U.S. District Court. The attorney must include a cover letter explaining that the check is for a pro hac vice motion filed in the Bankruptcy Court. The cover letter should state the case name, the bankruptcy case number, and the name of the attorney seeking to appear pro hac vice. Ideally, a copy of the Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice that was filed in the Bankruptcy Court would also be included with the cover letter and check. NOTE: The Bankruptcy Court cannot accept payment for this fee under any circumstances.

The attorney should mail or deliver the documents to:

Clerk’s Office, U.S. District Court
John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse
ATTN: Lucien Adam
One Courthouse Way, Room 2300
Boston MA 02109

3. Granting of the Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

The U.S. District Court will process the payment and advise the Bankruptcy Court when the fee has been paid. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court will enter an order granting the motion only upon payment of the required fee.