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Eastern District of Texas

Judge Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge
David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court

Pro Hac Vice Appearance

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If you are not admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Texas, you may request to represent a party or parties in a proceeding in this District by completing an Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice. 

Before attempting to electronically docket an Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice, you must first complete the application and submit it via email for review and approval. Once approved, the clerk will return the approved application to you via email with a Login and Password so that you will be able to access the ECF system. Once logged in, please electronically file the application that was approved and the system will redirect you to the website to pay the $100 pro hac vice filing fee during docketing of the event. 

If you already have a login and password, you will still submit the application for approval and wait for the return email from the clerk before filing your application.

Complete Pro Hac Vice Application Instructions
Pro Hac Vice Application Form