Attorney Admission

Information on Admission to Practice in the
United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

NOTE:  This information pertains to attorneys not yet admitted in the Eastern District of California.  If you are admitted to practice and need to register to file electronically through CM/ECF, see our CM/ECF Attorney Registration Page.

To practice in the Eastern District of California an attorney must be a member in good standing of the California State Bar. In addition, an attorney must complete a Petition by Attorney for Admission to Practice before the Eastern District, pay the admission fee (Fee Schedule) and provide Proof of Good Standing before the California Bar (printout from California Bar website is sufficient). Once the petition, fee and proof of good standing are received, an attorney is eligible to practice in the Eastern District. A  login and password will be automatically emailed to counsel as part of the admission process and a certificate confirming the admission to practice will be mailed within two weeks.

Mail to either:

U.S. District Court
Office of the Clerk- Attorney Admissions
501 I Street, Suite 4200
Sacramento, CA 95814
 

U.S. District Court
Office of the Clerk- Attorney Admissions
2500 Tulare Street, Room 1501
Fresno, CA 93721
 

Payments can be made through the mail with a check (made payable to: Clerk, U.S. District Court) or in person at either the Sacramento or Fresno Clerk's Office with check, cash or credit card. 

Payments cannot be submitted electronically or by phone.  

Application instructions and forms to be admitted Pro Hac Vice may be found on our civil and criminal forms pages. 

 

***COVID SHUTDOWN NOTICE***

The Courthouse remains closed to the public, however we are accepting and processing filings and documents. Submit your Petition for Admission to Practice by regular or overnight mail or use our locked drop box on the first floor of the building in front of security, available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

We are not accepting credit card or cash payments at this time. Payments cannot be submitted electronically or by phone.