Pro Hac Vice
The following provisions shall govern pro hac vice admission to practice in Navajo Courts and other Navajo Nation forums for attorneys who are not members of the NNBA, but who are active members in good standing of the bar of any State.
A. CONDITIONS OF APPEARANCE:
1. A pro hac vice attorney may enter an appearance no more than one time per calendar year in any civil or criminal matter before the Courts or before any quasi-judicial, administrative or legislative body of the Navajo Nation, and otherwise in full compliance with the requirements of this rule. Pro hac vice attorneys shall not be allowed to participate in more than three cases, actions, or proceedings at the same time.
2. Pro hac vice attorneys shall associate with a regular member of the NNBA, in good standing, upon whom notice shall be served, who shall sign the first motion or pleading in the case, action, or proceeding, and who shall continue in the case or proceeding as counsel of record unless another regular member is substituted.
3. The regular member’s shall be deemed to have signed all papers and pleadings.
4. Prior to each case, action, or proceeding in which the pro hac vice attorney intends to appear, the attorney shall submit the following to the NNBA:
a. A non-refundable fee of $300.00;
b. Current documentation of good standing from the bar of any State in which the pro hac vice attorney is admitted.
c. A signed statement that the pro hac vice attorney will comply with the Navajo Rules of Professional Conduct and the Navajo Pro Bono Rules, and will consent to the jurisdiction of the Navajo Nation Courts and the NNBA Disciplinary Committee with respect to acts and omissions occurring during the pro hac vice attorney’s admission under this section.
d. A signed statement that the pro hac vice attorney has not entered a pro hac vice appearance in any other Navajo Nation case, action, or proceeding during the same calendar year and is currently participating in two or less other Navajo Nation cases, actions, or proceedings.
e. Upon receiving the materials required in subsection iv, the Chair of the Admissions Committee will promptly issue the pro hac vice attorney a certificate showing that he or she has complied with the requirements of this section.
B. SEPARATE COMPLIANCE FOR EACH PROCEEDING:
A pro hac vice attorney shall comply separately with the above Conditions of Appearance for each case, action, or proceeding in which the pro hac vice attorney intends to appear. For the purposes of this section, appeals (including administrative proceedings), petitions for extraordinary writs, remands, and show cause proceedings are considered a part of the original case, action, or proceeding.