TELEPHONIC ATTORNEY ADMISSION - GENERAL INFORMATION - Jacksonville
Applicable Local Rules: the rules governing general admission to practice are set forth in Chapter Two of the Local rules of the Middle District of Florida. The Local Rules may be downloaded from the Middle District of Florida's internet site, www.flmd.uscourts.gov and are also available at the intake areas of each of the divisional Clerk's Offices.
Requirements for Admission: Local Rule 2.01(b) requires that each applicant:
Scheduling Telephonic Admission Hearings Each division holds telephonic attorney admission ceremonies several times throughout the year. Every attorney must complete the telephonic attorney admission registration form. After you submit your registration form, you will receive a confirmation page stating the scheduled date and time of the telephonic hearing. Prior to your swearing in, the attorney admission clerk will notify you by E-mail regarding the telephonic admission procedure. Your participation for telephonic admission is not guaranteed until the Clerk's Office sends you an "Initial Notice of Telephonic Admission Ceremony". You may call the attorney admission clerk and reschedule your admission date for the next ceremony, providing you do so at least five (5) days prior to the originally scheduled ceremony date.
Unless you reschedule your admission ceremony date with the attorney admission clerk, you must telephonically participate in the ceremony on the date scheduled or the Court will strike your application and you will be required to resubmit your application.
Attorney Admission Fee: Attorneys admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida under the conditions prescribed in Rule 2.01, Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, are required to pay to the Clerk an admission fee of $191.00. The admission fee for a telephonic swearing in is $191.00 and is due prior to the scheduled telephonic admission ceremony. Please mail your fee in to the Clerk's Office at that specific division. The Clerk's Office will not swear in an attorney unless the admission fee has been paid. Please make the check payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court."
Attorney Annual Renewal Fee: Attorneys admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida under the conditions prescribed in Rule 2.01, Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, are required to pay to the Clerk a renewal fee of $20.00 every even numbered year. The renewal fee of $20.00 is due by the 15th of July of even-numbered years, however, persons admitted during the first six months of that year shall not be required to renew their membership until the next two year cycle. Each renewal year the Clerk will send a notice and a renewal form to each attorney admitted to practice in this Court. Payments must be mailed with a renewal form for each attorney, to the address listed on the form. Payment should be in U.S. currency and the check drawn on a U.S. bank. Checks should be made payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court." Failure to submit the completed form and renewal fee will result in the removal of your name from the roll of attorneys authorized to practice in this Court. DO NOT mail or bring your $20.00 renewal fee or renewal form to the Courthouse. All forms and fees must be submitted in accordance with the instructions provided on the renewal form.
Case Management / Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF): To obtain a login and password necessary to participate in the Middle District of Florida's Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system, please check our web page at www.flmd.uscourts.gov.
Special Admission Attorney Certification Form - Microsoft® Word Format
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