Attorney Admission


 
Admission to the Bar of this Court.
 Admission to and continuing membership in the bar of this court is limited to attorneys of good moral character who are active members in good standing of the State Bar of California.

Procedure for Admission. The admission process is completed by submitting an electronic application for admission and paying the prescribed fee of $206. Counsel will receive an email during the application process containing a link to pay.gov (payment website). The Clerk's Office will independently confirm your standing with the California State Bar. There is no need to mail a certificate of good standing to this court.

Upon admission approval, a Certificate of Admission will be mailed to you within 4-5 weeks, and your admission to practice in the Southern District of California is permanent.
 
Current members and applicants can request information re admission dates/status via email (attorneyadmissions@casd.uscourts.gov) or by calling the Attorney Admissions line at 619-557-5329.
 
To update or reset your CM/ECF password, please email (attorneyadmissions@casd.uscourts.gov) or call the Attorney Admissions line at 619-557-5329.
 
Please see Attorney Admission FAQs for additional information.
 
u_petitionForAdmission.jpg

Petition for Admission

u_governmentAttorney.jpg

Government Attorney

u_proHacVice.jpg 

Pro Hac Vice

u_changeOfAddress.jpg 

Notice of Change of Address

u_admissionFee.jpg

Admission Fee - $206,

General Order 301-H

u_localRules.jpg

Applicable Local Rules -

Civil Rule 83.3 and 83.4