Pursuant to Local Bankruptcy Court Rule 9010, attorneys who are admitted to the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma are permitted to practice in Bankruptcy Court. Rule 9010 states:
“The bar of this court shall consist of those attorneys who may practice before the District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, pursuant to any local rules of that court.”
Admission to the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma is governed by Local Rules LCvR83.2 and LCRR57.2.
Attorneys who are employed or retained by the United States or its agencies may practice in this Court in all cases or proceedings in which they represent the United States, an agency or entity of the United States, or an officer or employee of the United States.
Admission Form: PHV-DC_Form.pdf
Admission Pro Hac Vice
An attorney may be granted temporary admission to practice in a pending bankruptcy or related proceeding pursuant to a General Order adopted by this Court on August 17, 2005. To appear Pro Hac Vice, an attorney must:
- File or submit a Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice either electronically (by an attorney certified to file electronically in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Oklahoma) or in paper format;
- Attach to the Motion a completed Request for Admission Pro Hac Vice Form promulgated by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma;
- Upload to E-Orders (orders can be uploaded only by an electronic user certified in this Court) or submit to the assigned judge a proposed order for Admission Pro Hac Vice;
- Submit to the Bankruptcy Court Clerk a check made payable to the District Court Clerk for the Western District of Oklahoma for the necessary admission fee (currently $50.00). After the order is signed approved by the judge, the check for fees will be transmitted by the Bankruptcy Court to the District Court. A copy of the receipt will be docketed;
- Comply with all applicable local court rules, the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
- Admission to practice in a bankruptcy court case shall also serve as admission to practice in any and all adversary proceedings filed in the bankruptcy case.
Local Rule 9010, of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, states:
“In addition, this court hereby adopts any local rules of the District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma concerning temporary admission Pro Hac Vice and requirements for association of local counsel.”
Admission Pro Hac Vice does not include certification as an electronic filer in this Court’s CM/ECF system of electronic filing. Training or proof of certification in another bankruptcy court is required. To obtain the application form and necessary documentation to become a certified electronic filer, please email the Court at Trainers@okwb.uscourts.gov or call (405) 609-5719.