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Membership in the Court's Bar

Local Rule 2.01 governs membership to the court's bar.

To petition for admission to the court's bar and to register to take the oath at an admission ceremony, you will need:

  1. Your Florida Bar number;
     
  2. List of court admissions (federal and state) and dates admitted;
     
  3. A Certificate in Support of an Application for General Admission to Practice from two members in good standing of the court's bar attesting that you have good moral character and are otherwise competent and eligible for general admission to practice, signed and dated within 90 days of submission of the registration form, or a certificate of good standing from either the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida or the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, dated within 90 days of submission of the registration form; and
     
  4. A credit card or automated clearing house (ACH) ($196).

If you reside outside the Middle District of Florida or if you seek readmission, you may attend a telephonic admission ceremony. If you reside inside the Middle District of Florida and you are seeking admission for the first time, you must attend an in-person ceremony.

Step One: Register for an Admission Ceremony.

Click below to register for an admission ceremony (in the division of your choice).

Step Two: Pay $196 (via Pay.gov)

After you register for an admission ceremony, the registration form will redirect you to Pay.gov to pay the admission fee of $196 by credit card or by ACH.
 
2020 Admission Ceremony Calendar
Division/Location In-Person Ceremonies Telephonic Ceremonies
January 24 at 10 a.m.
January 16 at 10 a.m.
February 20 at 10 a.m.
March 19 at 10 a.m.
March 31 at 10 a.m.
April 16 at 10 a.m.
April 29 at 10 a.m.
May 14 at 10 a.m.
May 21 at 10 a.m.
June 5 at 10 a.m.
June 11 at 10 a.m.
June 25 at 10 a.m.
July 16 at 10 a.m.
July 30 at 10 a.m.
August 20 at 10 a.m.
September 17 at 10 a.m.
October 15 at 10 a.m.
November 19 at 10 a.m.
December 17 at 10 a.m.
 

Jacksonville

March 10 at 11 a.m.
September 10 at 11 a.m.
December 10 at 11 a.m.
February 4 at 11 a.m.
September 1 at 11 a.m.
 

Orlando

August 13 at 9:30 a.m.
November 17 at 9:30 a.m.
 

Tampa

January 30 at 11 a.m.
October 29 at 11 a.m.