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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



Attorney Admission Procedures (August 2019)

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.