August 26, 2011
From the Rules of Practice of the Court of Common Pleas
RULE 91 - ADMISSION OF OUT-OF-STATE ATTORNEYS
91.01 An attorney not licensed to practice in Ohio who currently is licensed to practice in any other state or the District of Columbia may, in the discretion of the trial judge, be permitted to represent parties in any litigation pending or to be filed in this court after completion of all of the following conditions:
A. Filing a written Certificate of pro hac vice Registration from the Supreme Court of Ohio pursuant to Section 2(A)(3) of Rule XII, of the Rules for the Government of the Bar;
B. Certifying in writing familiarity with this court’s Local Rules and the appropriate Ohio Criminal or Civil Rules, Rules of Evidence and Rules of Professional Conduct;
C. Be sponsored in writing by an attorney licensed to practice law in Ohio. The sponsoring attorney, or another attorney licensed to practice in Ohio, shall be co-counsel with the attorney admitted pro hac vice.
D. The sponsoring attorney shall submit with the motion and certification an entry granting the motion.
91.02 Scheduling for, or continuance of any trial or hearing date shall not be permitted solely because of the unavailability of or inconvenience to out-of-state counsel.