United States Bankruptcy Court

for the District of Colorado


Local Bankruptcy Rule 910

Attorneys

(a) Practice: An attorney admitted to practice, and who remains in good standing, with the United States District Court for the District of Colorado is qualified to practice in this bankruptcy court, subject to the following:

(1) Address of Record: The official address of record for an attorney appearing in a bankruptcy case or proceeding shall be the address appearing below the signature of said attorney on the petition, complaint, motion, pleading, entry of appearance, change of address or other paper most recently filed in the case or proceeding, and said address shall so appear in the respective case or proceeding in the Court’s automated docket system data base notwithstanding other addresses, if any, which may be of record on behalf of the attorney in other cases or proceedings in which the attorney has made an appearance.

(2) Notice of Change of Address in Each Specific Case or Proceeding: Pursuant to Fed.R.B.P. 9010(b), the attorney shall file and serve a separate notice of change of address in each pending case or proceeding in which the attorney has previously entered an appearance.

(b) Pro Hac Vice: An attorney who is a member in good standing of the bar in any other state or of any other court of the United States, but not authorized to appear in this court, may, upon motion for admission to practice pro hac vice filed in the Bankruptcy Court, participate in the conduct of a particular case in this court. Unless otherwise ordered by the bankruptcy judge to whom the case is assigned, the motion shall be allowed only if the attorney associates with an active member in good standing of the bar of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, who shall meaningfully participate in the preparation and trial of the case. The resident attorney shall sign the first pleading filed. Any notice, pleading, or other paper may be served on the resident attorney with the same effect as if personally served on the non-resident attorney within the state.

(c) Representation of a Corporation, Partnership, or Other Unincorporated Organization: No corporation, partnership, or other unincorporated organization shall file a petition under Title 11, U.S.C., or otherwise appear, unless it is represented by an attorney authorized to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. The attorney representing such an entity shall sign the petition.

(d) Entry of Appearance: Attorneys who file a general entry of appearance in a case shall be placed on the creditors mailing matrix for the case as a party in interest and shall only receive copies of notices, orders, and other documents to which parties in interest may be entitled pursuant to Fed.R.B.P. 2002.

(e) Withdrawal of Appearance: An attorney who has appeared in a case may seek to withdraw on motion showing good cause. Withdrawal shall be effective only on court order entered after service of the notice of withdrawal on all counsel of record and on the withdrawing attorney's client. A motion to withdraw must specify the reasons for withdrawal unless that would violate the canons of professional ethics. Notice to the attorney's client must include the warning that the client personally is responsible for complying with all court orders and time limitations established by any applicable Rules. Where the withdrawing attorney's client is a corporation, partnership, or other legal entity, the notice shall state that such entity cannot appear without counsel admitted to practice before this court, and absent prompt appearance of substitute counsel, pleadings, motions and other papers may be stricken, and default judgment or other sanctions may be imposed against the entity. This Rule applies to substitute counsel.

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