Admissions & Registration

Location and Time

Admissions are held in open court at approximately 9:00 a.m. every Wednesday. Applicants should file their petition with the clerk's office before 8:45 a.m. on the day of admission and should make arrangements to be presented by a member of the Bar of this Court in accordance with Local Rule 83.2.2.

If personal appearance would present a hardship or you reside outside the boundaries of this district you may be admitted to practice without a personal appearance upon written request and for good cause shown.  Please see Local Rule 83.2.2 for more information.


An admission fee of $176.00 is payable at the time of admission along with an additional fee for a proportionate amount of required triennial dues.  The admission fee will increase to $181.00 effective 12/1/2016.  Checks should be made payable to Clerk, U.S. District Court. The statement is to be filed and all fees are to be paid at the time of admission.

Here is a breakdown of the total amounts due depending on the year of admission:

Year of Admission Total Amount Due Breakdown of Amount Due
2016 (until 11/30/16) $191.00 $176.00 Admissions Fee + $15.00 Annual Dues
2016 (effective 12/1/16) $196.00 $181.00 Admissions Fee + $15.00 Annual Dues
2017 $226.00 $181.00 Admissions Fee + $45.00 Annual Dues
2018  $211.00 $181.00 Admissions Fee + $30.00 Annual Dues
2019 $196.00 $181.00 Admissions Fee + $15.00 Annual Dues
2020 $226.00 $181.00 Admissions Fee + $45.00 Annual Dues
2021 $211.00 $181.00 Admissions Fee + $30.00 Annual Dues
2022 $196.00 $181.00 Admissions Fee + $15.00 Annual Dues


Required Forms

These forms may be accessed in this Web site.

Along with the registration statement and fees, a registration form for the courts Electronic Filing System (CM/ECF) must be attached.


Please contact the Intake unit at 504-589-7674 with any questions.