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Frequently Asked Questions - Attorney
How do I file pro hac vice?
Attorneys applying to appear pro hac vice must file an application for pro hac vice including an original Certificate of Good Standing. The documents, along with payment of the requisite fee must be submitted to the Clerk's Office. Please click here to visit the Attorney Admissions Information section.
How do I notify the court of a change in name, address, firm, and/or e-mail address?
As outlined in LRCiv 83.3(d), you must file a notice in each active case. Please keep in mind the filing of such a notice will not automatically update an attorney’s information in each active case. Since an attorney’s contact information in CM/ECF is directly linked to their PACER account, it is the responsibility of every attorney to ensure their information is up-to-date by going to https://pacer.uscourts.gov.
How do I obtain a certificate of good standing?
A request for a Certificate of Good Standing must be made in writing and be accompanied with payment of the requisite fee. Please refer to the Fee Schedule for a complete list of fees that the District of Arizona charges. The request must include the following information:
Date of Admission
The Clerk will verify the attorney's status as a member in good standing with the Bar of this Court and, if appropriate, will prepare a Certificate of Good Standing. The Certificate will be mailed to the requester, or can be obtained directly from the Clerk's Office.
A Certificate of Good Standing is not a substitution for an original Certificate of Admission. If a Duplicate Certificate of Admission is desired, the same application steps described above apply, and specify that a Duplicate Certificate of Admission is requested.
Requests may be made in person or mailed to:
Clerk, U.S. District Court
Attn: Attorney Admissions Clerk
401 W Washington St, Ste. 130
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
How do I substitute or withdraw an attorney from a case?
With the exception of change of counsel within the same law firm or governmental law office, a formal written order is required for any attorney to withdraw or substitute as attorney of record. For a more thorough explanation of what information should be included in a request to withdraw or substitute, attorneys should review LRCiv 83.3(b) prior to filing such a request.
How does an attorney get admitted to practice in the District?
Please refer to the Attorney Admissions section for further information.