83.2 Practice by Persons Not Members of the Bar of This Court

(a) Attorneys for the United States

An attorney who is in good standing as a member of the bar in every jurisdiction in which admitted to practice, and who is not subject to pending disciplinary proceedings as a member of the bar in any jurisdiction, may appear and practice in this court as an attorney for the United States, or for any agency of the United States, or for an officer of the United States in an official capacity.  The court may at any time revoke such permission for good cause without a hearing and any attorney appearing pursuant to this rule is subject to the disciplinary rules and jurisdiction of this court.

(b) Pro Hac Vice Admissions

Any attorney who is a member in good standing of the bar of any court of the United States or of the highest court of any state may appear and practice before this court in that action at the court's discretion and on motion by a member of the bar of this court who is actively associated with him or her in a particular action.  The court may at any time revoke such permission for good cause without a hearing.  An attorney so permitted to practice before this court in a particular action shall at all times remain associated  in the action with a member of the bar of this court upon whom all process, notices, and other papers shall be served, who shall sign all filings submitted to the court and whose attendance is required at all proceedings, unless excused by the court.

An attorney for the United States who is not eligible for admission under subsection (a) of this rule may apply for admission under this subsection.

(1) Supporting Affidavit

An affidavit from the attorney seeking admission pro hac vice shall be attached to the motion for admission.  The affidavit must include:

(A) the attorney's office address and telephone number;

(B) a listing of court(s) to which the attorney has been admitted to practice and the year(s) of admission;

(C) a statement that the attorney is in good standing and eligible to practice in the court(s);

(D) a statement that the attorney is not currently suspended or disbarred in any jurisdiction;

(E) a statement describing the nature and status of any (1) previously imposed or pending disciplinary matters involving the attorney, and (2) prior felony or misdemeanor criminal convictions; and

(F) a statement disclosing and explaining any prior denials or revocations of pro hac vice status in any court.

(2) Fee for Admission

A motion for admission pro hac vice must be accompanied by a fee as published on the court's website.  The court will not refund the fee if the motion is denied.

(c) Appearance in Court by Law Students and Graduates

A second or third year student at, or a graduate of, an accredited United States law school, who is certified under N.H. Supreme Court Rule 36 and whose supervising attorney under said rule is a member of the bar of this court, may appear before the court on behalf of any indigent person(s), the State of New Hampshire, a State agency, or a State subdivision, or the United States government under the general supervision of such supervising attorney. The presence of the supervising attorney in court shall be required in all cases, and the supervising attorney shall be required to review, sign and file pleadings in all cases.

(d) Other Persons

Persons who are not members of the bar of this court and to whom subsections (a), (b), and (c) are not applicable will be allowed to appear before this court only on their own behalf.


(§ (b)(2) amended 1/1/97, 1/1/03, 1/1/07; § (a) amended 12/1/09; § (b)(1)(F) added, §§ (b)(1)(E) and (b)(2) amended 12/1/11; § (c) amended 6/6/16; § (b)(1)(B) amended 12/1/17)