Effective December 1, 2016, the fee for admission to practice in the Southern District of Ohio will be increased to $181.00. Any applications for admission submitted as a result of the upcoming Federal Practice Seminars will need to be accompanied by the increased fee if submitted on, or after, December 1, 2016.
Eligibility for Admission to the Bar
Any member in good standing of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Ohio is eligible. Local Rule 83.3(b).
Application for Admission
All applicants must submit a completed application to the Clerk's office pursuant to Local Rule 83.3. Completed applications must be mailed to the city where you expect to be sworn in.
Application for Admission to the Bar Pursuant to Local Rule 83.3(c)(1). Return your completed Application for Admission to the court in the city where you will attend the swearing in ceremony. Deadlines for applications will be posted 30 days prior to the Federal Court Practice Seminar in each city. Late applications will be rejected. Applicants must also register and attend the Federal Practice Seminar to be admitted to the Southern District of Ohio.
Application for Admission to the Bar Pursuant to Local Rule 83.3(c)(2)~Northern District of Ohio Members. Applicants are not required to attend the Federal Practice Seminar to be admitted to the Southern District of Ohio. Applicants are required to be admitted to the Northern District of Ohio for at least two years and be admitted to State of Ohio bar to be eligible for admission to the Southern District of Ohio.
Application for Admission to the Bar Pursuant to Local Rule 83.3(c)(3)~Attorneys for the United States of America Who are Authorized by Statute to Appear in all Federal Courts and Assistant Federal Public Defenders.
FEDERAL COURT PRACTICE SEMINARS and ADMISSION TO PRACTICE IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO:
The Federal Court Practice Seminars are open to all attorneys. Attorneys who are already admitted to practice in the Southern District of Ohio are invited and encouraged to attend.
Your Seminar Registration Form and fee is to be returned to the Federal Bar Association representative listed on the Registration Form.
Your Application for Admission and fee for admission must be sent to the court location where you will attend the swearing in ceremony.
Swearing in of attorneys will take place at the conclusion of the Federal Court Practice Seminars in each of the three cities. You can only be sworn in if your Application for Admission was timely submitted. See FAQ's.