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Practice by Non-admitted Lawyers (Pro Hac Vice)

Attorneys authorized to practice law before the highest court of record in any state or country (non-admitted lawyer) wishing to perform legal services on behalf of a client or party in New Mexico should consult the following rules and procedures for Pro Hac Vice authorization.

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Questions Regarding Pro Hac Vice Rules

Step One: Consult the Rules and Determine Eligibility:

Main Pro Hac Vice Rules:
Rules of Procedure:
Appellate Rules:

Step Two: Find Local Counsel and Obtain Certificates of Good Standing

For assistance finding local counsel please see:

  • Online Attorney Directory
  • Non-admitted attorneys shall submit a certificate of good standing from every state or country in which the attorney is admitted or licensed. Certificates must be dated within 6 months.
  • Non-admitted attorneys who must disclose discipline should follow the process established in Rule 24-106 (C) NMRA and send their information directly to the Disciplinary Board, 2440 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 280, Albuquerque NM 87110 with a copy to the Office of General Counsel at the address below

Step Three: File Registration Certificate and Payment to the State Bar of New Mexico:

Registration Certificate 

For questions regarding notary requirement, please email Pam Zimmer at pzimmer@sbnm.org

Affidavit of Non-Admitted Lawyer  

Payment

Payment of appropriate fee must accompany the registration certificate

  • For Fee Structure and waivers see Rule 24-106 (D) NMRA
  • Payment can be in the form of check, credit/debit card or electronic check

Checks: make payable to the State Bar of New Mexico and mail to:
Office of the General Counsel - PHV
State Bar of New Mexico
PO Box 92860
Albuquerque, NM  87199

By Fax with Credit Card
866-767-7281

For Overnight Packages
State Bar of New Mexico
Attn: Office of the General Counsel - PHV
5121 Masthead St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Step Four: Filing with the State Court (if applicable):

  • Non-admitted lawyer shall consult the appropriate Rule of Civil Procedure Rule or Rule of Appellate Procedure to complete the admission process with the Court;
  • See sample Affidavit required by these rules.
  • Non-admitted lawyers intending to appear before an agency or other administrative law hearing should contact the appropriate agency for the admission procedure.
  • If the non-admitted attorney is going to file electronic, please contact the Judicial Information Division (JID) to obtain a CAID number which is needed to e-file.
    • JID Help Desk: 1-505-629-3291
    • JID Help Desk Email: support@nmcourts.gov


 

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