Question: Can an attorney who lives and practices in South Florida seek pro hac vice admission to the SD FL?
Answer: Not really.
Ms. Centorino certifies that she is a member in good standing of the Florida state bar but not a member of the bar of this Court. D.E. 41 at 4. However, the Court notes that Ms. Centorino also resides and practices within this District. Rule 4 of the Special Rules Governing the Admission and Practice of Attorneys before this Court specifically provide that “[a]ttorneys residing and practicing within this District are expected to be members of the bar of this Court.” Ms. Centorino has not demonstrated why the Court should depart from this rule in her case, and therefore, the Court DENIES her pro hac vice motion.Hmm, but what if your practice is limited to state court and you only appear in federal court infrequently?
You still have to pay the $201 admission fee (but no test anymore!).
In other news, now you have to be civil to each other.
"I guess what I'm trying to say is, if I can change, and you can change, everybody can change!"