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Rule 2090-1


(a)        General. An attorney who may practice in the District Court pursuant to Civil Rule 1.3(a) and (b) of the Local District Rules may practice in this Court.

(b)        Pro Hac Vice. Upon motion to the Court, a member in good standing of the bar of any state or of any United States District Court may be permitted to practice in this Court in a particular case, adversary proceeding, or contested matter.

(c)        Repealed.

(d)       Pro Se Designation of Address. An individual appearing pro se must include the individual's residence address and telephone number in the individual's initial notice or pleading.

(e)        Withdrawal as Attorney of Record.  An attorney who has appeared as attorney of record may withdraw or be replaced only by order of the Court for cause shown.

(f)        Exceptions.  Rule 2090-1 shall not apply to (i) the filing of a proof of claim or interest, or (ii) an appearance by a child support creditor or such creditor's representative.


            Subdivisions (a) and (b) of this rule are derived from Former Local Bankruptcy Rule 3.  Subdivisions (d), (e), and (f)(i) of this rule are derived from Former Local Bankruptcy Rule 4 and are an adaptation of Civil Rules 1.3(c), (d), and 1.4 of the Local District Rules.  Subdivision (f)(ii) of this rule, added in 1996, is derived from section 304(g) of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994, which permits child support creditors or their representatives to appear and intervene without charge and without meeting any special local court rule requirements for attorney appearances.

            Subdivision (c) of this rule, requiring a local address for service, was repealed in 2004 because it could have been construed to require retention of local counsel when the attorney for the debtor or for a petitioning creditor does not have an office located in the district.