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Admission to Practice in a Miscellaneous Case

Applicants for Admission to Practice in a Miscellaneous Case Only

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The requirements for admission can be found in Rule 12.01 of the Local Rules effective December 1, 2016. In order to avoid delays in the application review process, please refer to the following instructions.

Admission to the bar of this Court is not required in order to file or appear in a miscellaneous case, to appear in a case transferred to this Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407 on an order of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, or in any other case transferred from another District Court on an order of that District Court.

Applicants who have previously been granted access to file in the Eastern District of Missouri can simply log in and file an Entry of Appearance in the appropriate case. Although the applicant must be in good standing with the bar, the requirement to submit a Certificate of Good Standing and pay the admission fee are waived. Applicants who have not previously been granted access to file in the Eastern District of Missouri will need to apply for efiling access and should follow these instructions:

  • If you do not already have a PACER Account, register at: https://www.pacer.gov. Instructions can be found here. If you already have a PACER Account, but it is not an “Upgraded PACER Account”, upgrade your account with the instructions found here.
  • Request access in PACER using the following instructions.

The process for requesting access can take up to 5 days but typically is much shorter. Please note that incomplete applications are the primary reason for any delay.

If you have any questions, you can call the Admissions Clerk at 314-244-7914 or email Attorney_Admissions@moed.uscourts.gov.