U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Western District of Washington
Western District of Washington

Hon. Brian D. Lynch, Chief Judge Mark L. Hatcher, Clerk of Court
Seattle Office
Seattle Courthouse
700 Stewart St., #6301
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 370-5200
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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Pro Hac Vice
[last updated: 04/02/2015]

Pro Hac Vice

Permission to appear pro hac vice in a bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding is granted pursuant to Local Rules W.D. Wash. LCR 83.1(d).

Attorneys seeking permission to appear pro hac vice must submit an application to the bankruptcy court. Please note the following:
Responsibilities of local counsel
The pro hac vice applicant is required to associate with local counsel. Local counsel must
  • be admitted to practice in the Western District of Washington,
  • maintain a law office in the Western District of Washington, and
  • sign all pleadings prior to filing.

Electronic filing process
The Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington is a mandatory electronic filing court. The steps for electronic filing include the following:

1. The application to appear pro hac vice and uploaded order are electronically filed by local counsel, using local counsel’s Electronic Case Filing (“ECF”) account.
2. The related fee associated is paid electronically via pay.gov at the time of filing the application.
3. After entry of the order approving the pro hac vice application the pro hac admittee may request an ECF account with the Bankruptcy Court. Click here for Attorney Registration Form.
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