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. 

To practice in the Eastern District of California an attorney must be a member in good standing of the California State Bar.

Effective July 6, 2021, The Eastern District of California transitioned to NextGen CM/ECF. All Attorney Admissions are now processed through PACER at . 

The previous paper Petition Form is no longer used.

You will need an upgraded PACER account; you may accomplish that on and you can contact them directly if you need assistance.

Once an individual PACER account has been obtained, visit PACER and select:

Manage My Account -> Maintenance -> Attorney Admissions/E-File Registration. 

After submitting your Attorney Admission Request, the court will review and process, you will then receive an email from the court requesting the $225 payment. Please do not submit payment until you are directed by the court.

Please visit PACER NextGen for additional information.

Pro Hac Vice Admission Information for the Eastern District of California