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Attorney Admissions

Certificate of Good Standing from the Western District of New York

To obtain a certificate of good standing, please submit a letter request that includes a check for the $19.00 fee (made out to the Clerk of Court) and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  Requests can be mailed to either city:

Clerk of Court, WDNY
US District Court
2 Niagara Square
Buffalo, NY 14202
Clerk of Court, WDNY
US District Court
100 State Street, Rm. 2120
Rochester, NY  14614

Notice of Attorney Admission Fee Increase - 2/1/2020
Effective February 1, 2020 the U.S. District Court will charge $225.00 for a standard attorney admissions. Also effective February 1, 2020 the court will now charge $200.00 for pro hac vice admissions.

The fee increases were adopted to address the needs of the court's pro bono program.  Should the court determine that additional pro bono funds are required, a biennial fee collection shall be instituted no earlier than January 1, 2021.  Should the fee be enacted, attorneys with offices within the jurisdiction of this court shall be charged $50 biennially.  Those with offices outside the jurisdiction of this court shall be charged $75 biennially.

Attachments:


Attorney Admission Procedures (January 2020)

Petition for Attorney Admission (March 2017)

Admission Sponsor Form

Attorney Oath Form

Civility Principles - Effective 1/1/2018

Required Pro Bono Form

CM/ECF Registration Form

Attorney Database Info

Courthouse Security and Limitations on Use of Personal Electronic Devices

Note:  All attached documents are in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format.  You will need the free Adobe Acrobat reader to view these documents.  If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may get it here.