Local Counsel Services

Alison D. Rogers, Esq. proudly offers her time as local counsel for attorneys representing clients with legal issues around Florida. She is currently licensed to practice in the State of Florida, and is admitted in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. 

Rogers Law Practice PLLC is based in south Florida, a short distance from Florida’s Southern Federal District Court. If you wish to acquire the attorney's services before other federal courts, including the Middle District, Northern District, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, or the Federal Circuit, you may submit an inquiry to learn more about additional charges and arrangements that will apply for this purpose.


Rogers Law Practice PLLC can assist attorneys seeking admission Pro Hac Vice. The attorney can quickly complete the admission documents to be filed electronically with the Court. Thereafter, the attorney can have as little or as much involvement with the case as may be required. Alison respects that many clients have built a trusting relationship with their counsel and, as such, will provide lead counsel with assistance by offering litigation support, without imposing on any preexisting client relationship. 

Rogers Law Practice PLLC is a virtual law practice. As such, the attorney can offer local counsel services at a significantly reduced cost compared to many other firms in the area. If you are looking for more than local counsel, and want other "bells and whistles," Rogers Law Practice PLLC can assist your firm in identifying appropriate office space to rent on an hourly or daily basis in order to conduct depositions, or to prepare for trial and court appearances. The firm will work closely with law firms in the area in order to find the right atmosphere and price to pragmatically fit your needs.

For more information regarding local counsel services in Florida, please contact the firm.

ABOUT FLORIDA COURTS' PRO HAC VICE RULES
 

U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida consists of several Divisions  located in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Fort Pierce, and Key West.  The Southern District Local Rules allow out-of-state counsel admitted in other U.S. District Courts to appear pro hac vice based on a motion filed by counsel admitted to practice in the Court. Thereafter, an attorney who has been permitted to appear pro hac vice in a particular matter is still not permitted to file court documents but must use the assistance of local counsel. That is, all documents, including the motion to appear pro hac vice, must be filed electronically through local counsel. For more information, please visit the following link:  https://www.flsd.uscourts.gov/pro-hac-vice-appearance

FLORIDA STATE COURTS
Across Florida, pro hac vice admission requires out-of-state counsel to secure a Florida Bar member as local counsel. Additionally, there are 20 judicial circuits in Florida which typically have their own pro hac vice requirements, mostly involving the payment of additional fees for out-of-state counsel to appear.  


U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

Effective February 1, 2021, the new Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida have eliminated the requirement for out-of-state counsel to retain local counsel.  Under the new rule, out-of-state counsel may move for special admission if counsel: (1) is not a Florida resident and is not a member in good standing of The Florida Bar, (2) is a member in good standing of the bar of a United States district court, (3) has not abused the privilege of special admission by maintaining a regular practice of law in Florida, (4) lists each case in state or federal court in Florida in which the lawyer has initially appeared in the last thirty-six months, and (5) satisfies the requirements for obtaining and maintaining general admission, except the requirements of membership in The Florida Bar, submission of an application, and payment of a periodic fee. 

U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida consists of several Divisions located in Gainesville, Panama City, Pensacola and Tallahassee.  The Northern District Local Rules permit out-of-state counsel admitted in other U.S. District Courts to appear pro hac vice by motion.  An affiliation with local counsel is not a per se requirement for pro hac vice admission.