Pro Hac Vice
How does an attorney become admitted to appear pro hac vice in the U.S. District Court - District of Delaware, pay the $25.00 annual fee, and register for electronic noticing?
To be admitted pro hac vice, please refer to Local Rule 83.5 (c). A form of the motion and proposed order filed by local counsel, which includes certification by the applicant, is appended to the local rules. The motion must include a statement regarding payment of the $25.00 annual fee, pursuant to Revised District Court Fund Standing Order.
ANNUAL FEE FOR ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE
Beginning January 2014, an attorney who paid the pro hac vice admission fee in the current year may log in to PACER and query case number 77-mc-7777 to determine the date they paid and the associated receipt number. If payment verification is needed for an earlier year, please contact the Help Desk at (302) 573-6170.
The pro hac vice fee may be paid by check, payable to Clerk, U.S. District Court, mailed or otherwise delivered to 844 N. King Street, Room 4209, Unit 18, Wilmington, DE 19801. Alternatively, a District of Delaware registered CM/ECF user/filer may pay the pro hac vice admission fee by credit card. Credit card payments may only be submitted through CM/ECF in increments of up to 5 attorneys by using designated case 77mc7777, and selecting the appropriate event code from the Annual Pro Hac Vice Fee Menu. The events for paying pro hac vice fees request the filer to enter each attorney’s full name, and for accounting purposes, we ask if the payment is related to a District Court case or a Bankruptcy case. Case 77mc7777 serves as a depository case ONLY for pro hac vice payments, and is not to be used for any other purpose. Click here for complete instructions for using Case 77mc7777 for payment of pro hac vice fees.
ELECTRONIC NOTICING REGISTRATION
An attorney admitted pro hac vice, may apply for electronic noticing on a case-by-case basis. Registration is only for noticing and does not provide for document filing rights or user account access.
Once the annual fee requirement has been met and their pro hac vice admission granted, an attorney may register for electronic noticing by submitting the attached registration form to the Clerk's office. The completed noticing request should be scanned in pdf format and e-mailed to ProHacViceNoticing@ded.uscourts.gov, Subject: Pro Hac Vice Noticing. The Clerk’s office will establish the pro hac vice attorney’s E-noticing in CM/ECF, the attorney will receive notices of electronic filing (NEF’s), and their name and e-mail address will appear on the docket with their local Delaware counsel.
An attorney who registers for electronic noticing should keep the Clerk's Office apprised of updates to their e-mail address, to include their secondary address when applicable. Updates may also be presented via e-mail submission to our drop box, clearly stating the attorney’s name and change requested.