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Biennial Registration

The deadline to pay Biennial Registration Fee for 2023 is OCTOBER 2, 2023. If we do not receive payment by this date, you will be removed from the NYND bar and will need to reapply for full admission.

The court will notify you via the email address provided in your bar record when your Biennial Registration is due. All updates to your email address and bar record must be made through PACER. Instructions for updating your bar record can be found here. Failure to update your email address will result in you not receiving email notification to make the biennial fee registration payment.

The Biennial Registration Fee only applies to members of the New York Northern District Court Bar. The Biennial Registration Fee is $50.00 and is paid electronically through Pay.Gov (payments are not accepted by regular mail). Each attorney must pay the fee by logging into PACER and navigating to the Northern District of New York's NextGen/CM/ECF site.

The fee does not apply to members who were admitted during a Biennial year, are admitted Pro Hac Vice, or the attorney works for the U.S. Government, the State of New York, a county in New York State, or another public sector entity. Attorneys employed by a federal, state or local public sector entity will be required to affirm their current employment status each biennial year via CM/ECF.

Effective 1/1/21, pursuant to Local Rule 83.1(a)(5), all members of the bar, including attorneys with waived payment status, must affirm under the penalties of perjury each biennial year that they have not been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor; been censured or suspended from practice before any Federal, State or Local Court; denied admission or readmission to any bar of any Court; or been the subject of any disciplinary proceedings currently pending against them within the last two years. Attorneys will make this affirmation at the time of payment of the biennial fee via CM/ECF. Attorneys with waived payment status will receive an email each biennial year with instructions for making this affirmation via CM/ECF.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective 1/16/18, all members of the bar were required to link their PACER account to NDNY CM/ECF. The aforementioned affirmation pursuant to L.R. 83.1(a)(5) will only be accepted via CM/ECF. Any attorney who has not linked their PACER account to CM/ECF will be unable to access CM/ECF to make the affirmation in compliance with L.R. 83.1(a)(5). Failure to link your account and make the aforementioned affirmation in CM/ECF will result in the attorney being removed from the NDNY bar. Instructions for linking your PACER account to CM/ECF can be found here.

WARNING: Requests for Certificates of Good Standing will be denied for attorneys who fail to pay the Biennial Registration by the due date.

Instructions for Paying Biennial Fee

To pay the Biennial Fee, you must first log into PACER and navigate to the NextGen/CM/ECF site for the Northern District of New York.

WARNING: Effective January 16, 2018, all attorneys admitted to practice in NDNY were required to upgrade their PACER account and link that PACER account to NYND CM/ECF. If you have not linked your CM/ECF account to PACER, you will be unable to pay the biennial fee registration payment and affirm your attorney in good standing status. Please follow these instructions to “Link Pacer Account to CM/ECF” first, and then after you have successfully linked your account, you will have access to proceed with the following payment instructions. Instructions for upgrading your PACER account can be found at

All attorneys admitted to practice in the Northern District of New York must do one of the following each biennial year:

  1. Pay the $50 biennial registration fee via CM/ECF and affirm good standing: Please follow the Instructions for Paying Biennial Registration Fee for making the 2023 biennial registration fee; or
  2. Request a waiver of the Biennial Fee via CM/ECF and affirm good standing/current employer: Please follow the Instructions for Biennial Fee Waiver if you are employed full-time by a federal, state or local public sector entity.

Locate Bar Roll Number

If you do not know your Bar Roll number you can locate it using our Attorney Lookup application. To handle your password changes or password requests you must go through the PACER Service Center.

Updating Information

Pursuant to the NYND Local Rules you must keep the Court apprised of any address changes, electronic and/or physical, within 14 days of such change. If you wish to update your Bar Record information review this instructional document.

Refund of Fee

If you inadvertently paid your Biennial Fee twice electronically, follow the instructions for Refund of Fees Paid Electronically.

Biennial Removal and Reapplying for Admission

Pursuant to Local Rule 83.1 (a) 5., to gain readmittance to the Northern District of New York, non-paying attorneys must satisfy all of the admission requirements set forth in Local Rule 83.1(a). To reapply for admission, log into your PACER account and submit your application by following the steps in this LINK.