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Attorney Admission

All applications must be submitted through PACER.
Instructions: Applying for Admission to the Southern District of Ohio

Fee Increase

The current fee for admission to practice in the Southern District of Ohio is $188.00.

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).

General Admission Pursuant to Local Rule 83.3(c)(1): Applicants must attend the Federal Practice Seminar before applying for admission through PACER and submit a current certificate of good standing from the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Federal Court Practice Seminars

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.

Please Note:

Prior to the event, attorneys must register with the Federal Bar Association. Links to the online registration forms will be posted approximately 60 days prior to the event.

Cincinnati Columbus Dayton
Next Seminar: TBD

Next Seminar-Friday, December 3, 2021 (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Next Seminar – December 7, 2021 (1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)
  Link to Seminar Registration Link to Seminar Registration
Location: TBD Location‐Zoom Location – TBD
(513) 564‐7500 (614) 719‐3000 (937) 512‐1400

 

The conditional swearing in of attorneys will take place at the conclusion of the Federal Court Practice Seminars. Attorneys will be admitted upon successful submission of an application and payment for admission through PACER.

Northern District of Ohio Reciprocity Admission Pursuant to Local Rule 83.3(c)(2): Applicants are not required to attend the Federal Practice Seminar. Applicants must have been admitted to the Northern District of Ohio for at least two years and must be admitted to the State of Ohio bar.   Applicants must apply through PACER and submit current certificates of good standing from the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Northern District of Ohio.

Federal Government Attorney Admission 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 are permitted to appear in this Court. Applicants must apply through PACER and submit a current certificate of good standing from the highest court of each State in which the attorney is admitted to practice.