a) Admission to the Bar of this Court. Admission to and continuing membership in the bar of this Court is limited to attorneys of good moral character who are active members in good standing of the Idaho State Bar. Each applicant for admission must present to the Clerk a written petition for admission stating the applicant’s residence and office addresses and by what courts he or she has been admitted to practice and the respective dates of admission to those courts. Upon qualification, the applicant may be admitted upon written or oral motion as determined by the Court. Before any certificate of admission shall issue, the applicant must sign the prescribed oath.
b) Practice in this Court. Except as herein otherwise provided, only members of the bar of this Court may practice in this Court. Only a member of the bar of this Court may appear for a party, sign stipulations, or receive payment or enter satisfactions of judgment, decree, or order.
c) Attorneys for the United States and Federal Defender Organizations. An attorney for the United States or for a Federal Defender Organization, who is a member in good standing of and eligible to practice before the bar of any United States Court or of the highest court of any state or of any territory or of any insular possession of the United States, and who is of good moral character, may practice in this Court in any matter in which the attorney is employed or retained by the United States or its agencies and is representing the United States or any of its officers or agencies or in which the attorney is part of a federal defender organization and is appointed by the Court to represent a criminal defendant. (Dist. Idaho Loc. Crim. R. 44.1). Attorneys so permitted to practice in this Court are subject to the jurisdiction of the Court with respect to their conduct to the same extent as members of the bar of this Court.
d) Appearance by Entities Other Than an Individual. Whenever an entity other than an individual desires or is required to make an appearance in this Court, the appearance shall be made only by an attorney of the bar of this Court or an attorney permitted to practice under these rules.
e) Pro Hac Vice/Local Counsel. An attorney not eligible for admission under Dist. Idaho Loc. Civ. R. 83.4(a) hereof, but who is a member in good standing of and eligible to practice before the bar of any United States Court or of the highest court of any state or of any territory or insular possession of the United States, who is of good moral character, and who has been retained to appear in this Court, may, upon written application and in the discretion of the Court, be permitted to appear and participate in a particular case, and no certificate of admission must be issued by the Clerk.
The attorney requesting to appear pro hac vice must first (1) designate an active member of the bar of this Court as Local Counsel with the authority to act as attorney of record for all purposes, and with whom the Court and opposing counsel may readily communicate regarding the conduct of the case, and (2) file with such designation the address, telephone number, and written consent of such designee. Designated local counsel shall be responsible both for filing the pro hac vice application through ECF and for payment of the prescribed fee. The pro hac vice application must be presented to the Clerk and must state under penalty of perjury (1) the attorney’s residence and office addresses, (2) by what court(s) the attorney has been admitted to practice and the date(s) of admission, (3) that the attorney is in good standing and eligible to practice in said court(s), and (4) that the attorney is not currently suspended or disbarred in any other court(s). Upon the electronic filing of the pro hac vice application and payment of fees by designated local counsel, and granting of the application by the Court, out-of-state counsel shall immediately register for ECF.
Absent Court approval, an attorney who has been admitted pro hac vice for a particular case and received an ECF login and password, may not use these in a subsequent, unrelated case.
All documents filed with the Clerk of Court must contain the names, addresses, and original signatures as prescribed in the ECF Procedures of the attorney appearing pro hac vice and associated local counsel.
The designated local counsel must personally appear with the attorney on all matters heard and tried before this Court unless such presence is excused by the Court.
f) Non-Appropriated Fund.
1) Attorneys admitted to the bar of this Court under the conditions prescribed in Dist. Idaho Loc. Civ. R. 83.4 must be required to pay to the Clerk of Court an admission fee in accordance with the General Orders of this Court.
2) Attorneys not admitted to the bar of this Court who, upon the filing of a verified petition for permission to practice in an individual case, are appearing under the conditions prescribed in Dist. Idaho Loc. Civ. R. 83.4(e), must be required to pay a fee in accordance with the General Orders of this Court.
3) Monies deposited into the Non-Appropriated Fund must be used for purposes which inure to the benefit of the bench and the bar of this Court in the administration of justice in the District of Idaho.
4) Attorneys for the United States, and Federal Public Defender, need not pay the admission fees specified above.
g) Legal Interns. At the discretion of the presiding judge, a legal intern who possesses a limited license issued by the Idaho State Bar, may appear before the District Court in the presence of a supervising attorney, who shall be an attorney licensed to practice before this court.
h) Notice of Change of Status. An attorney who is a member of the bar of this Court or who has been permitted to practice in this Court under Dist. Idaho Loc. Civ. R. 83.4 hereof must promptly notify the Court of any change in his or her status in another jurisdiction which would make him or her ineligible for membership in the bar of this Court under Local Rule 83.4. In the event the attorney is no longer eligible to practice in another jurisdiction by reason of his or her suspension for nonpayment of fees or enrollment as an inactive member, he or she will forthwith be suspended from practice before this Court without any order of Court and until he or she becomes eligible to practice in such other jurisdiction.