UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
September 17, 2007
PROFESSIONALS DIRECT INSURANCE CO., PLAINTIFF,
WILES, BOYLE, BURKHOLDER & BRINGARDNER, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: James Orenstein, Magistrate Judge
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Attorney Kevin R. McDermott ("McDermott"), a member of the bar of the State of Ohio who is not admitted to practice before this court, has moved to be admitted pro hac vice to appear for the plaintiff in the instant case pursuant to Local Civil Rule 1.3(c). A motion to admit an attorney pro hac vice, like any other application for relief in this court, may only be made by an attorney who is himself already admitted, either as a member of the bar of this court or on a pro hac vice basis. See Loc. Civ. R. 1.5(b)(6); Erbacci, Cerone, and Moriarty, Ltd. v. United States, 923 F. Supp. 482, 486 (S.D.N.Y. 1996). As a result, an attorney who needs to gain admission pro hac vice must necessarily seek the assistance of a current member of the bar to make the required motion. For that reason, I deny the instant application without prejudice to renewal by a properly admitted attorney.
JAMES ORENSTEIN U.S. Magistrate Judge
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