04 NCAC 10E .0103          ADMISSION OF OUT-OF STATE ATTORNEYS TO APPEAR BEFORE THE COMMISSION

(a)  Attorneys residing in and licensed to practice law in another state who seek to be admitted to practice before the Commission to represent a client in a claim pursuant to G.S. 84-4.1 shall file a motion with the Commission that complies with the requirements of G.S. 84-4.1.  The North Carolina attorney with whom the out-of-state attorney associates pursuant to G.S. 84-4.1(5) may file the motion instead as long as it complies with the requirements of G.S. 84-4.1.

(b)  The motion shall be filed with the Executive Secretary of the Commission except under the following circumstances:

(1)           If the motion is filed in a claim that is set for hearing before or pending decision by a Deputy Commissioner or the Full Commission, the motion shall be filed with the Deputy Commissioner or chair of the Full Commission panel, respectively.

(2)           If the motion is filed in a claim involving a form application regarding a death claim, the motion shall be filed with the Director of Claims Administration.

(3)           If the motion is filed in a claim involving a stipulated Opinion and Award regarding a death claim, the motion shall be filed with the Chief Deputy Commissioner.

(c)  A proposed Order granting pro hac vice admission that includes the facsimile numbers for all counsel of record shall be provided with the motion.

(d)  Following review of the motion, the Commission shall issue an Order granting or denying the motion. The Commission has the discretionary authority to deny such motions even if they comply with the requirements of G.S. 84-4.1.

(e)  Upon receipt of an Order granting a motion for pro hac vice admission, the admitted attorney or the associated North Carolina attorney shall pay the fees to the North Carolina State Bar and General Court of Justice required by G.S. 84-4.1 and file a statement with the Executive Secretary documenting payment of said fees and the submission of any pro hac vice admission registration statement required by the North Carolina State Bar.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 84-4.1; 97-80(a);

Eff. July 1, 2014.