(a) Requirements for Pro Hac Vice Admission. An attorney who is not admitted to practice in this court may be admitted for the purposes of a particular case only, if the following conditions are met:
(1) The attorney must be a member in good standing of the bar of another state or federal court;
(2) A member in good standing of the bar of this court must move for his or her admission;
(3) The motion must be in writing;
(4) The motion must be accompanied by an affidavit on the form prescribed by court rule (see form); and
(5) The attorney seeking admission must pay a registration fee of $50 per case.
An attorney’s admission is subject to 28 U.S.C. §§ 515, 517, and similar provisions of the United States Code. Attorneys employed by any department or agency of the United States government are not required to pay a pro hac vice registration fee.
(b) Felony Charges and Charges of Unprofessional Conduct.
An attorney admitted pro hac vice who, while practicing in this court under such admission, is charged in any court of the United States or of any state, territory or possession of the United States with the commission of a felony or with unprofessional conduct, must notify the clerk in writing within 14 days after service of process or notice to him or her of such charge.
(c) Signatures. All pleadings or other papers signed by an attorney admitted pro hac vice must also be signed by a member of the bar of this court in good standing, who must participate meaningfully in the preparation and trial of the case or proceedings to the extent the court requires.
(d) Consent to Disciplinary Jurisdiction. An attorney who applies for admission pro hac vice by doing so consents to the exercise of disciplinary jurisdiction by this court over any alleged misconduct that occurs during the progress of the case in which the attorney so admitted participates. An attorney of record in an action transferred under 28 U.S.C. § 1407 may continue to represent his or her client in the District of Kansas. Parties in such actions need not obtain local counsel in this district.
(e) Preclusion from Practice. An attorney who has been permitted to appear pursuant to this rule who is found guilty of a serious crime or is publicly disciplined by another court may be precluded from continuing that special appearance and from appearing at the bar of this court in any other case.
(fRefusal of Admission. In the event disciplinary or grievance proceedings or sanctions are pending, the court may refuse admission pending disposition of such proceedings.
(g) Appearance Pro Se. Any party appearing on his or her own behalf without an attorney is expected to read and be familiar with the Rules of Practice and Procedure of this court; the relevant Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, of Criminal Procedure, or the Bankruptcy Rules; and the pertinent Federal Rules of Evidence; and to proceed in accordance with them.

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As amended 12/01/09, 8/21/06, 9/00, 6/18/97, 10/20/93.

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