Amendment to Local Rule 83.2.6 Visiting Attorneys - Fee Increase
LR83.2.6 Visiting Attorneys
Any member in good standing of the bar of any court of the United States or of the highest court of any state and who is not a member of the bar of this court, may, upon written motion of counsel of record who is a member of the bar of this court, by ex parte order, be permitted to appear and participate as co-counsel in a particular case.
The motion must have attached to it a certificate of recent date from a court of the United States or the highest court or bar of the state where the attorney has been admitted showing that the applicant is in good standing. The applicant attorney shall state under oath whether any disciplinary proceedings or criminal charges have been instituted against the applicant, and if so, shall disclose full information about the proceeding or charges and the ultimate determination, if any.
The applicant attorney shall pay a $105.00 fee to the clerk of court and shall take the same oath as members of the bar of this court. An attorney permitted to appear may participate in a particular action or proceeding in all respects, except that all documents equiring signature of counsel for a party may not be signed solely by such attorney, but must also bear the signature of local ounsel admitted to practice in the Western District of Louisiana and with whom the visiting attorney is associated.
Local counsel shall be responsible to the court at all stages of the proceedings.
Designation of the visiting attorney as "Trial Attorney" pursuant to LR11.2 herein shall not relieve the local counsel of the responsibilities imposed by this rule.
The fee described in this rule is applicable in each case in which the visiting attorney seeks