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Admission To Practice

LBR 2090-1

Local Bankruptcy Rule 2090-1 Admission and Practice of Attorneys
(a) Admission to Practice. Any attorney who is admitted to practice law in the United States
District Court for the District of Alaska is admitted to practice in this court.
(b) Practice by Attorneys Not Admitted in District Court.
(1) [A] Any attorney who is a member in good standing of the bar of any United States court or
the highest court of any state or territory of the United States, may be permitted upon ex parte
application to appear in a particular case.
(i) An original certificate of good standing or a certified copy from the state court or bar
governing or regulating admission in the territory where the applicant has been admitted to
practice must be filed with the application.
(ii) The court may waive the requirement of application by an attorney not admitted in
the United States District Court for the District of Alaska in the interest of expediency and
reduction of costs where the participation is limited and the matter is likely to be resolved
without extensive hearings.
[B] The court may require designation of local counsel to participate, sign pleadings, and
receive service of notice should there be any problem with the cooperation, responsiveness,
or accessibility of an attorney not admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the
District of Alaska.
(2) Any attorney representing the United States (or any of its agencies) may appear and
participate in particular cases without submitting an application as set forth above. If the
government has both local and non-local attorneys appearing in a matter, service must be made
on both the local and non-local offices unless the court orders otherwise.
(c) Local District Rules Adopted. District of Alaska Local Rules 83.1(g) – (i) and 83.2 apply to all
attorneys practicing before the bankruptcy court.
Related Provisions:
D.AK LR 83.1 Attorneys
D.AK LR 83.2 Student Practice Rule
AK LBR 9010-1 Appearances