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Pro Hac Vice


Practice by Non-admited Lawyers

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:

Step One: Consult the Rules and Determine Eligibility:


Main Pro Hac Vice Rules:

  • Rule 24-106 NMRA
    Practice by nonadmitted lawyers (Rules Governing New Mexico Bar)

  • Rule 16-505 NMRA
    Unauthorized practice of law; multijurisdictional practice of law (Rules of Professional Conduct)

  • Rule 16-104 (c) NMRA
    Disclosure of professional liability insurance (Rules of Professional Conduct)

Rules of Procedure:

  • Rule 1-089.1 NMRA
    Nonadmitted and nonresident counsel (Rules of Civil Procedures for the District Courts)

  • Rule 2-107 NMRA
    Pro se and attorney appearance (Rules of Civil Procedures for the Magistrate Courts)

  • Rule 3-107 NMRA
    Pro se and attorney appearance (Rules of Civil Procedures for the Metropolitan Courts)

  • Rule 5-108 NMRA
    Nonadmitted and nonresident counsel (Rules of Criminal Procedures for the District Courts)

Appellate Rules:

  • Rule 12-302 NMRA
    Appearance, Withdrawal or Substitution of Attorneys ( Rules of Appellate Procedure)

Step Two: Find Local Counsel and Obtain Certificates of Good Standing

 
  • For assistance finding local counsel please see:
  • Non-admitted attorneys shall submit a certificate of good standing from every state or country in which the attorney is admitted or licensed.
  • 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, PO Box 1809, Albuquerque NM 87103-1809 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


    Mail with Check, Credit/Debit Card or Electronic Check

    Office of General Counsel
    State Bar of New Mexico
    PO Box 92860
    Albuquerque, NM  87199

    By Fax with Credit/Debit Card or Electronic Check

    866-767-7281

     

  • Payment of appropriate fee must accompany the registration certificate.
  1. For Fee Structure and waivers see Rule 24-106 (D) NMRA
  2. Payment can be in the form of check, credit/debit card or electronic check

Step Four: Filing with the State Court (if applicable):

 

  • Filing with the State Court
  1. 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;
  2. See sample Affidavit required by these rules.
  3. Non-admitted lawyers intending to appear before an agency or other administrative law hearing should contact the appropriate agency for the admission procedure.
  4. 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.

    JID Help Desk: 1-505-476-6911

    JID Help Desk Email:helpdesk@nmcourts.gov

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