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Appear Pro Hac Vice

Use this event when an attorney wishes to appear in our court who is not admitted to the Iowa Bar. File the motion as instructed below. A proposed order should also be submitted for the Judge to sign (send proposed order to When an order is entered approving a Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, the order will include language which requires that the attorney admitted pro hac vice must submit a letter, within 21 days, stating they are in good standing with their own state's bar association. For additional information, review Local Rule 2090-1(b)(3). 

Procedures to file document

  1. Click on Bankruptcy
  2. Click on Motions/Applications/Objections to Exemptions
  3. Enter case number, Click next
  4. Select Appear pro hac vice, Click next
  5. Select or Add/Create New Party and click next
    1. If your party is not listed, select Add/Create New Party
    2. Enter party's last/business name and click Search
    3. If party is now listed, select and click Select name from list
    4. If party is not listed, click Create new party
      1. Enter Last name, First names, Middle name if applicable, select the proper response from the Role drop-down list and click Submit. (NOTE - Address is not necessary if you are the attorney for the party you are entering. Service will be made upon you, as the attorney.) Repeat if you are adding more than one party.
    5. Your party should now be available to select and click Next
    6. Check box to create association, if applicable and click Next
  6. Browse for your PDF document
  7. Do you have attachments to add?
    1. Select Yes and click Next
    2. Browse for your pdf document
    3. Select a Type from the drop down list and/or add in a description of the attachments
    4. Click Add to List
    5. Repeat for any additional attachments
  8. Click Next
  9. Review docket text for correctness. NOTE - You may select from the drop down options at the beginning of the docket event and/or add additional text to help describe the docket event if necessary.
  10. Click next to submit your entry
  11. You have a second chance to assure correct docketing of the event and you are given a reminder to redact. If satisfied with your docket event, click Next. If you need to correct something, you can simply begin the docket event again.