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Nevada’s Pro Hac Vice Rules Are Stricter Than Most

BLWMDo you have a civil matter that needs to be litigated in Nevada but you do not have the time or patience to study for and sit through a three day bar exam?  Mike Mills of Bauman, Loewe, Witt & Maxwell provides the solution!  Nevada does not admit attorneys to practice based on reciprocity with any foreign states.  See Nevada Supreme Court Rule 42(15).  However, pro hac vice admissions are available.  Mike Mills has experience serving as local counsel in civil actions for many out-of-state firms in both the state and federal courts.

In state court matters, the process is governed by Nevada Supreme Court Rule 42.  No appearance may be made by out of state counsel until admission is granted.  This requires filing an application with the State Bar of Nevada accompanied by a certificate of good standing from the home state.  The application and certificate of good standing must be filed with a non-refundable application fee of $550.  Download a copy of the SCR 42 Pro Hac Vice Application here.  The State Bar of Nevada will then serve upon the local Nevada counsel associated with the applicant a statement whether the applicant has made any previous appearances in Nevada in the last three years.  The Nevada lawyer must then file a Motion where the proceeding is pending attaching the application, certificate of good standing and the state bar statement approving the association as exhibits.  Here is a copy of the Pro Hac Vice Sample Motion to Associate[Continue reading]

When Is It Too Late For A UM/UIM Carrier To Intervene In The Underlying Litigation?

Eric and Erwin Lopez were hurt when a negligent and underinsured driver hit their car.  They sued the driver.  As discovery progressed, Eric and Erwin convinced the driver to settle.  However, they would not give the negligent driver a release.  … [Continue reading]


The team at Bauman, Loewe, Witt & Maxwell and the Nevada Law Blogs wish all of our clients, friends, business associates and readers a very safe and extremely enjoyable Labor Day Holiday! In 1894 Labor Day was designated a federal holiday to … [Continue reading]

Medical Liens Are Not A Collateral Source And Are Admissible To Prove Bias

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One year ago, the Nevada Law Blogs wondered why a Plaintiff had been allowed to have his cake and eat it too.  That Earlier Post told the story of a Plaintiff whose medical providers treated him on liens.  However, before the trial, those same … [Continue reading]

The Attorney And The Hospital Have Competing Liens. How Can The Company Safely Settle?

You are familiar with this scenario. The claimant is willing to sign a release in exchange for your insured’s policy limit.  However, the claimant, the attorney and the hospital, all legitimate lienholders, can’t agree on how to divide up the … [Continue reading]