An out-of-state attorney may not appear in a Nevada federal court case without the court’s permission. Local Rule IA 11-2(a) and (b) outline the requirements for such an appearance. The out-of-state attorney files a Verified Petition for Permission to Practice in this Case Only by Attorney Not Admitted to the Bar of this Court and Designation of Local Counsel using the court’s form. To apply for permission, the out-of-state attorney must meet the following conditions:


  • The attorney is not a member of the State Bar of Nevada
  • The attorney is not a resident of the State of Nevada
  • The attorney is not regularly employed in the State of Nevada;
  • The attorney is a member in good standing and eligible to practice before the bar of another jurisdiction of the United States; and
  • The attorney associates an active member in good standing of the State Bar of Nevada as attorney of record in the action or proceeding.

Per Local Rule IA 11-2(d), the resident attorney must have authority to sign binding stipulations. Unless the court orders otherwise, the resident attorney need not personally attend all proceedings in court.