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The State Bar of New Mexico does not process Pro Hac Vice petitions for federal cases (cases in US District Court). If the case you are applying for is in Federal Court, you must apply at the US District Court website at https://www.nmd.uscourts.gov/admissions.

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.


 

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