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Lawyers not admitted to the State Bar of Nevada or the Bar of the United States District Court for the State of Nevada must associate with local counsel.

The O’Mara Law Firm, P.C., has served as local counsel for law firms and attorneys who do not have an office in the State of Nevada, including some of the most eminent firms in the country. Our role varies with the needs of non-Nevada counsel. Sometimes the firm takes a very limited role, while in other cases the firm actively assists in the litigation and appellate process. In all cases, The O’Mara Law Firm, P.C., is prepared to answer any questions that non-Nevada lawyers could have about procedures in either federal or state court.

The procedure for appearing pro hac vice in the Nevada courts is set forth in Supreme Court Rule 42. The application to be admitted can be found on the Nevada State Bar website. (http://www.nvbar.org/content/pro-hac-vice-mjp)

The procedure for appearing pro hac vice in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada is set forth in 10-2 of the Local Civil Rules. The application for admission is available in PDF format at the website for the United States District Court, District of Nevada

The procedure for gaining admittance to the bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is set forth in Rule 46(a) of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and Circuit Rule 46-1.

Click here for a summary of the admission procedures. The mandatory application can be obtained in PDF form on the Ninth Circuit web site, www.ca9.uscourts.gov. An informative web site sponsored by the circuit executive is at www.ce9.uscourts.gov.

Like all information in this website, this information is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. This information is subject to the disclaimer.