Attorney Admission FAQ

1. Can I submit my Petition for Admission electronically?

Answer: No. Currently all permanent admission applications must be filed with the court traditionally.

 
2. What is the fee for permanent admission?

Answer: $226, payable to 'Clerk, U.S. District Court' Payment in the form of a check or money order, along with all completed admission paperwork, should be mailed to: U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 100 S. Clinton St., Syracuse NY 13261- ATTN: Attorney Admissions Department

 
3. How do I apply for admission Pro Hac Vice?

Answer: A Motion for Limited Admission Pro Hac Vice must be filed electronically by the sponsoring attorney along with a Petition, Affidavit of Sponsor, E-filing Registration Form, Certificate of Good Standing, Oath on Admission, and Proposed Order. These documents, except for the Certificate of Good Standing, are accessible from the Attorney Admissions section. Upon electronically filing a Motion for Pro Hac Vice, CM/ECF will redirect the filer into Pay.gov to pay the associated filing fee before completing the transaction.

 
4. I am not admitted in New York State. Can I apply for admission to the Northern District?

Answer: Yes. However, Local Rule 83.1(b) requires that your Certificate of Good Standing be from the highest court of the state to which you are admitted or from a United States District Court.

 
5. I am an attorney with the Department of Justice. What specific forms should I submit with my application?

Answer: A Motion from a member of the bar of this Court is required along with a Petition, E-filing Registration Form, Oath of Admission and Proposed Order. Please view the Local Rule 83.1(e) as some DOJ attorneys may require a Certificate of Good Standing.

 
6. How can I get a Certificate of Good Standing?

Answer:Submit a written request, including the attorney's full name, bar roll number and date of admission, a self-addressed envelope and the $18 fee made payable to 'Clerk, U.S. District Court' The request should be mailed to: U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 100 S. Clinton St., Syracuse NY 13261- ATTN: Attorney Admissions Department

 
7. What is the Biennial Registration Fee?

Answer: The Biennial Registration Fee, established in 2001, is due every two years on the 30th day of June. Click HERE for additional information about the Biennial Registration Fee.

 
8. How do I update my address information with the Court?

Answer: Complete the automated Update Mailing Information Request. If you just need to change your e-mail, phone or fax number, you can do this independently in CM/ECF under 'Maintain Your Account.'