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Attorney Admission Information

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 application form with an original signature and the fee of $231 to the address noted below.  Checks should be made payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court."

Application for Bar Admission:

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Pre-Ceremony (October 16, 2017) Bar Admission Information:

  Letter to Successful Applicants of the July 2017 Bar Examination


 Roll of Attorneys (Attorney Admission Status)


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.)

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  • 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.)

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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 $19 fee.  Checks should be payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court."

Mailing/Contact Information:

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