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Attorney Admission Information

 Roll of Attorneys (Attorney Admission Status)

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.

Full Admission:  

To apply for admission and E-Filing rights to the Southern District of Indiana through your individual PACER account via*, select this court and complete the process online, which includes paying the fee of $249.  Bar admission applications will be processed in the order received, and as expeditiously as possible.  Please allow two business days for processing of completed submissions.

To be admitted to practice in this court, you will be required to certify the following:

  • You are in good standing in all jurisdictions in which you have been admitted.
  • You have read and agree to abide by the Seventh Circuit Standards of Professional Conduct and the Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, pursuant to Local Rule 83-5.
  • You are not currently the subject of any disciplinary sanction, proceeding, suspension, or investigation in any jurisdiction.
  • The sponsoring attorney identified in your request for admission is admitted and in good standing in the Southern District of Indiana and agrees to support your admission request, answer any court inquiries related to your request, and attests to your good personal and professional character and fitness as an attorney.
  • If your admission is granted by this Court, you agree to take the prescribed oath or affirmation, pay the required fees, and provide current contact information, pursuant to Local Rule 83-5.
  • You agree to promptly change any future name or contact information in PACER within 5 business days of the change, pursuant to Local Rule 5-3.

*Instructions for Requesting Attorney Admission in PACER

Pro Hac Vice Admission:

Pursuant to Local Rule 83-6, attorneys may also be admitted to appear in a particular case through PACER, using his/her individual PACER account, selecting this court and completing the process online, which includes paying the fee of $100 per attorney, per case.   After an attorney's submission is accepted, he/she will be notified that he/she may file his/her Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, along with a proposed order in the case(s) in which he/she seeks to appear.

  • Sample 1 - Motion/Order to Appear Pro Hac Vice: (Please use this form if moving for own PHV admission as permitted by Local Rule 83-6.)


Certificate of Good Standing:

An attorney's Certificate of Good Standing includes the date of the attorney's admission to the Southern District of Indiana, and a statement that the attorney has no pending disciplinary action on record. A request for an attorney's Certificate of Good Standing must be submitted in writing and requested through the Clerk's Office.  Please mail the request along with the fee for a certificate of good standing to the address provided below.  Checks should be payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court."  

On written request, the Clerk's Office is also able to provide an attorney's "Statement of Discipline." A statement of discipline is a listing of any disciplinary cases on record against the attorney, the nature of the discipline, and the status of the discipline. In order to provide an attorney's statement of discipline, the Clerk's Office must conduct a search of the district court's records. Please mail the request for the attorney's statement of discipline along with the fee for a Search of District Court Records to the address provided below. Checks should be payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court".

Mailing Information:

U.S. District Court
Clerk's Office, Room 105
46 East Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

A request may also be submitted via email to:   A Clerk's Office member will contact you regarding payment.


If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk's Office at (317) 229-3700.