Pursuant to Local Rule 83-5, attorneys who have been admitted to practice by the Supreme Court of the United States or the highest Court of any state may become a member of the bar of this Court. Apply for permanent admission to the Southern District of Indiana by submitting an original application form and the fee of $226. Checks should be made payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court."
Application for Bar Admission:
NOTE: To Successful Applicants of the February 2016 Bar Examination: Attorneys wishing to be admitted to practice in the Southern District of Indiana during the admission ceremony on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., must complete the steps on the letter attached below on or before Tuesday, May 10, 2016.
Pro Hac Vice:
Pursuant to Local Rule 83-6, attorneys may also be admitted to appear in a particular case by filing a Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, along with a proposed order, and a $100 fee per attorney, per case.
- Sample 1 - Motion/Order to Appear Pro Hac Vice: (Please use this form if you are moving for your own PHV admission as permitted by Local Rule 83-6.)
- Sample 2 - Motion/Order to Appear Pro Hac Vice: (Please use use this form if you are moving for the PHV admission of another attorney -- not admitted to the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.)
NOTE: Electronic filing is required in the Southern District of Indiana. When appearing pro hac vice, please submit an ECF Registration Form and review the court's E-Filing Resources for more information.
Certificate of Good Standing:
An attorney's "Certificate of Good Standing" and, if needed, a "Statement of Discipline" may be requested through the Clerk's Office. Please mail or fax the request along with an $18 fee. Checks should be payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court."
The above-referenced forms, requests, and/or fees may be mailed to the Clerk's Office mailing address noted below. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk's Office at (317) 229-3700.
U.S. District Court
Clerk's Office, Room 105
46 East Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 229-3959 FAX