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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 $181.00 is payable at the time of admission along with an additional fee for a proportionate amount of required triennial dues.  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
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 for Admissions & Registration:

Fees as listed in above chart along with the completed Petition for Admission to Practice Packet.

Petition for Admission to Practice Packet may be found at:


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