Many lawyers from around the country engage in Delaware litigation via pro hac vice admissions. (For our non-lawyer readers, that means they are not licensed in Delaware but obtain court approval to handle a particular case with the assistance of a local Delaware lawyer.)

Here are excellent seminar materials that I plan to send to those out-of-state lawyers for whom I serve as local counsel when I move their admission pro hac vice because more often than not the Delaware customs and practices are not the same as in other states, and the Delaware courts and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel take the enforcement of Delaware rules and procedures very seriously (as they should.)  The linked materials provide a very useful summary of the "traps for the unwary" as well as highlights of the standards that non-Delaware lawyers need to maintain when they are admitted to a case pro hac vice.

Thanks are due to The Honorable Andrea L. Rocanelli, a judge on the Court of Common Pleas for the State of Delaware and a former Chief Disciplinary Counsel of Delaware, for allowing these materials to be posted on this blog.