Do you have a civil matter that needs to be litigated in Nevada but you do not have the time or patience to study for and sit through a three day bar exam? Mike Mills of Bauman, Loewe, Witt & Maxwell provides the solution! Nevada does not admit attorneys to practice based on reciprocity with any foreign states. See Nevada Supreme Court Rule 42(15). However, pro hac vice admissions are available. Mike Mills has experience serving as local counsel in civil actions for many out-of-state firms in both the state and federal courts.
In state court matters, the process is governed by Nevada Supreme Court Rule 42. No appearance may be made by out of state counsel until admission is granted. This requires filing an application with the State Bar of Nevada accompanied by a certificate of good standing from the home state. The application and certificate of good standing must be filed with a non-refundable application fee of $550. Download a copy of the SCR 42 Pro Hac Vice Application here. The State Bar of Nevada will then serve upon the local Nevada counsel associated with the applicant a statement whether the applicant has made any previous appearances in Nevada in the last three years. The Nevada lawyer must then file a Motion where the proceeding is pending attaching the application, certificate of good standing and the state bar statement approving the association as exhibits. Here is a copy of the Pro Hac Vice Sample Motion to Associate. [Continue reading]