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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 ACH ($196).

If you reside outside the district or if you seek re-admission, you may take the oath at a telephonic admission ceremony. In-district residents seeking first time admission must attend an in-person ceremony.

Step One: Register for a Lawyer Admission Ceremony.

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

Step Two: Pay $196 (via

After you register for an admission ceremony, the registration form will redirect you to to pay the admission fee of $196 by credit card or by ACH.
2018 Ceremony Dates
(Click a city name to view ceremony dates in that city.)

Fort Myers

•  August 14

•  November 13


•  February 1

•  August 2

•  November 1


•  August 8

•  December 5

•  April 3

•  August 7

•  December 4


•  January 11

•  February 8

•  March 8

•  April 12

•  May 10

•  June 14

•  July 12

•  August 9

•  September 9

•  October 11

•  November 8

•  December 20


•  March 9

•  April 13

•  April 23

•  May 17

•  June 7

•  September 20

•  November 1