A non-resident attorney who is not an active member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia, but who is a member in good standing of the bar of any United States Court or of the highest court of any State, may apply in writing for permission to appear pro hac vice.
(a) Applications for admission pro hac vice with proposed orders may be obtained from the Bankruptcy Clerk. The applicant must state under penalty of perjury the: (1) applicant’s state of residence; (2) the applicant’s office address and telephone number; (3) the courts to which the applicant is admitted to practice and the date of admission; and (4) a statement that the applicant is in good standing and eligible to practice in all courts to which admitted. An attorney applying to appear pro hac vice must also designate a local member of the bar of the Bankruptcy Court with whom the opposing counsel and the Bankruptcy Court may readily communicate regarding the conduct of the case and upon whom papers may be served. The address, telephone number, and written consent of the designated local counsel must be filed with the attorney’s pro hac vice application. Applications for admission pro hac vice must be accompanied by a receipt from the District Court showing payment of the required filing fee and a proposed order to be signed by the Bankruptcy Judge and must be presented to the Bankruptcy Clerk. Proposed orders may be submitted through the Electronic Case Filing Program. The nonresident attorney may be permitted to appear pro hac vice in the discretion of the Bankruptcy Court.
(b) If the non-resident attorney fails to respond to any order of the Bankruptcy Court for appearance or otherwise, the designated local attorney has the responsibility and full authority to act for and on behalf of the client in all proceedings in connection with the matter.
(c) The filing of a proof of claim or a notice of appearance does not require permission to appear pro hac vice.