Attorney Admissions

Petition for Admission (See below for Pro Hac Vice)

  1. Call our office 509-458-3400
  2. Or write to: Office of the Clerk, United States District Court
    Attn.: Attorney Admissions Clerk
    P.O. Box 1493
    Spokane, WA 99210
  3. Or click here to download it in PDF format. (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

CM/ECF Registration Form

If you do not know two recommending attorneys who are currently admitted to our court, please use the
Petition for Admission Form A You still need two recommending attorneys but they can be a member of any bar association and the Chief Judge will review once we receive the petition.

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You must be a member of the Washington State Bar Association in order to petition for admission in the Eastern District of Washington. In addition, your Petition for Admission requires Certificates of Recommendation from two members of the bar of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.

The filing fee for the Petition for Admission is $201.00.

Once you have filed your petition and paid the filing fee, our Attorney Admissions Clerk will contact you by mail with final instructions on our procedures for getting sworn in.

Should you have any further questions or need to schedule a swearing-in appointment, please call the attorney admission clerk at 509-458-3400.

Pro Hac Vice Admission

There is no application form for pro hac vice admission. The application is submitted in the form of a motion. See Local Rule 83.2(c). The filing fee for an Application to Proceed Pro Hac Vice is $200.00 per attorney, per case.