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Admissions & E-Filing Privileges

Attorney Admissions and E-Filing Privileges


Required for Attorney Admissions and E-Filing Privileges:


Completed Petition for Admission to Practice Packet along with fees as listed in below chart.

Petition for Admission to Practice Packet may be found at:

Additionally, attorneys must have an individual PACER account and must request e-filing privileges through PACER in conjunction with the request for admission to EDLA. Notice of PACER Account Requirement and instructions can be found in the Petition for Admission to Practice Packet.

Location and Time

Admissions are held in open court at approximately 9:00 a.m. every Wednesday. Applicants must 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.

Upon written request and for good cause shown, the Court may grant the applicant’s request for admissions without a personal appearance. Please see Local Rule 83.2.2 for the applicable procedures.


An admission fee of $199.00 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
2023 $244.00 $199.00 Admissions Fee + $45.00 Annual Dues
2024 $229.00 $199.00 Admissions Fee + $30.00 Annual Dues
2025 $214.00 $199.00 Admissions Fee + $15.00 Annual Dues


Please contact the Clerk’s Office at (504) 589-7657 or (504) 589-7674 with any questions.