New applicants to the bar are expected to be familiar with Local Civil Rule 1.3, Admission to the Bar.
In accordance with Local Civil Rule 1.3, new applicants to the Bar are directed to file an application in both electronic and printed paper forms. The application package contains the form and printed instructions. Please carefully read the instructions and then complete the form.
The electronic form requires that attorneys:
- Complete each section of Part A on-line
- Print a paper copy and then
- Submit the form on-line via computer.
- Complete the printed paper copy, have it notarized in Part B and Part C of the application, enclose the payment, enclose a self addressed envelope, and address your envelope Attention: Finance Unit. Then mail it to the courthouse in New York or White Plains.
The Clerk of Court will return your payment receipt in your self addressed envelope. Your swearing in date will be listed on your payment receipt.
For new applicants, completing this one attorney admissions application will also generate a password for Electronic Case Filing (ECF). (If an attorney is already admitted to this Bar or has been admitted Pro Hac Vice and requires only an ECF password, please visit the ECF Registration page.)