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 original signatures (of both the movant and the applicant) and the fee of $238 to the address noted below. Checks should be made payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court." Bar admission applications will be processed in the order received, and as expeditiously as possible. Please allow five (5) business days for processing.
Application for Bar Admission:
Notice to Southern District of Indiana Bar Applicants (who have passed the February 2021 Indiana Bar Exam): On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 10 a.m., remote ceremonies for attorneys seeking admission to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will be held in conjunction with the State of Indiana remote bar admission ceremony. Attorneys wishing to be admitted to practice in the Southern District of Indiana during the admission ceremony must complete the steps in the Notice linked above on or before Friday, May 14, 2021.
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 $20 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