(a) Admission. Admission to practice before the Court is governed by Rule 46 of the Court's Rules of Practice and Procedure, as supplemented by these rules.
(b) Contested Admissions. The Clerk will refer to the Chief Judge any application for admission to practice when it appears that the applicant may not be qualified under Rule 46(a) or (b) of the Court's Rules of Practice and Procedure.
(1) If the Chief Judge determines that the matter raised is not disqualifying, the Chief Judge will direct the Clerk to grant admission; otherwise, the Clerk will be directed to docket the matter and refer it to a Panel.
(2) The Panel will:
(A) Direct the Clerk to grant admission; or
(B) issue an order directing the applicant to show cause why the application should not be denied; or
(C) refer the matter to the Committee for action in accordance with the procedures established in Rule 2, and, after receiving the Committee's report, grant or deny the application or re-refer the matter to the Committee for action in accordance with the procedures established in Rule 2.
(c) Burden of Proof and Applicant Cooperation. The applicant shall have the burden of establishing, by a preponderance of the evidence, that he or she has the character and qualifications necessary for admission and must cooperate with the Court and the Committee in their consideration of the application.