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Government Admission to the Eastern District of Missouri Bar

Applicants for Government Admission

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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.

Government attorneys who appear in a case on behalf of a federal, state, or local government agency can apply for limited admission. 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 are required to submit a letter written on the employing government agency’s letterhead containing a statement by the agency executive indicating the applicant’s name, title and current employment status.

  • 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 Admission as a “Federal Attorney” in PACER using the following instructions.
  • Email a PDF of the letter verifying employment to Attorney_Admissions@moed.uscourts.gov.

The admission process can take up to 10 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.