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Eastern District of Texas

Judge Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge
David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court

Admission Requirements and Application

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Requirements for Admission to Practice in the Eastern District of Texas

Local Rule AT-1 identifies the requirements for admission to practice in the Eastern District of Texas. These procedures explain the process for becoming admitted to the bar of this court. If you seek permission to appear for one case only, please see the Pro Hac Vice Appearance instructions.

Attorneys that are already admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Texas do not need to renew their membership. Their membership will automatically be extended until such time the court renews the collection of fees per GO 08-14.

  1. A Certificate of Good Standing is not required for admission to the Eastern District of Texas.

  2. Complete the Application for Admission, remembering to:

    1. Complete the Oath of Admission at the end of the Application before a notary public with the notary seal affixed.
    2. Be sure to answer every question in the application.
  3. Have the Motion for Admission completed by an attorney who is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas and/or of any United States District Court.

  4. Send the original application for admission, oath of admission, motion for admission and a check in the amount of $188.00 made payable to “U.S. District Clerk” to the following address:

    Clerk, US District Court
    ATTN: Attorney Admissions Clerk
    William M. Steger Federal Building and United States Courthouse
    211 West Ferguson Street, Room 106
    Tyler, Texas 75702

For Assistance or Information Contact: Attorney Admissions: (903) 590-1007