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Pro Hac Vice

Admission to Practice Pro Hac Vice


A) Send an email to: 

  • The email should state that you intend to be admitted pro hac vice and should contain the case number. Do not wait for a response. Go to step B.

B) E-Filing:

  • If you have never e-filed with this Court, register for an e‐filing account.
    • When prompted: "What would you like to Apply/Register for? select: Pro Hac Vice.
  • If you have e-filed with this Court, e-file the motion and proposed order. Then go to step #3.


Click here to register

Instructions for Attorneys who need a PACER account (pdf)  

Instructions for Attorneys who already have a PACER account (pdf)


After the Court processes your registration, e‐file an Ex Parte Motion and Proposed Order to Appear Pro Hac Vice.

  • WDNY does not have a local form template for the motion and order. 
  • There is No Fee.
    3. After e‐filing the motion & order, mail a Chambers Copy to the appropriate office of the Court via U.S. mail. (Step #3 is waived during the COVID-19 pandemic)