2090-1 Attorneys - Admission to Practice

 (a)        Admission to Practice.  Admission to practice before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Mexico is governed by the local rules of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico except as provided below.

 (b)       Membership in Bar of this Court.  An attorney admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico is a member of the bar of this court.

 (c)        Admission Pro Hac Vice.  An attorney who is not a member of the bar of this court may not appear in this court unless admitted pro hac vice, except for the purpose of filing proofs of claim, reaffirmation agreements, requests for unclaimed funds, or for participation in a meeting of creditors.  An attorney who is not a member of the bar of this court but who is a member in good standing of the bar of any state, of any territory of the United States, of the District of Columbia or of any federal court may file a motion to be admitted pro hac vice, which shall contain the statement that the attorney has read and is familiar with these rules.

 (d)       Association With Member of the Bar Not Required.  Except as provided in subsection (e), an attorney who is not a member of the bar of this court is not required to associate with a member of the bar of this court, provided, however, that in any case or proceeding in which the court deems it necessary for the purpose of appearance, ready availability, familiarity with local procedures, or otherwise in the interest of expediting disposition of the case or proceeding, the court may require an attorney admitted pro hac vice to associate with a resident member of the bar of this court.  A resident member of the bar of this court is a member of the bar of this court who resides in the State of New Mexico. 

(e)        Association by Debtor's Counsel With a Resident Member of the Bar.  Unless the court orders otherwise, an attorney who is not a member of the bar of this court and who is representing a debtor in a case pending before the court must associate with a resident member of the bar of this court.  In a voluntary case, an attorney who is not a member of the bar of this court may commence the case without associating with resident counsel only if, on the petition date, such attorney files a motion for admission pro hac vice which includes a request to appear without resident counsel and promptly thereafter submits an order to the court granting the motion.  Unless the court orders otherwise, the motion is to be served on the United States trustee and the case trustee, if any.  The court may grant the motion without further notice or a hearing.  This rule does not apply to adversary proceedings.

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